AKCA Knife Makers Class

Hancock Class

This is a demonstration you won’t want to miss. TimHancock will be demonstrating the construction of hisfamous frame Bowie handle and the manufacture of the silver button heads that decorate the scales.
Tim is no new comer to hot steel. He was learning to shoe horses before he was out of grade school and began teaching an older cowboy the art at the age of fifteen. Tim became a pipe welder with enough expertise to become a welding engineer in the nuclear
power plant construction industry. By 1987 Tim began forging a blade for a Sioux quilled sheath that belonged to his father. By 1992 he had become a full time knifemaker and earned his Journeyman Smith stamp fromthe American Bladesmith Society (ABS). By 1994 he hadacquired the prestigious ABS Master Smith stamp. Alongwith high quality Damascus forged blades he forges top
shelf bits and spurs.
For more information on Tim I would suggest theexcellent and exhaustive compilation of Tim’s work in David Darom’s, Tim Hancock, The Western Blade Smith.
All classes will have an 8:00AM sign in and 9:00AM start. Members pay $25.00, non-members pay $50.00. Minors are free and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pay-ment for the class/demo goes to the club. Bring an item for the raffle which is held at every demo. Raffle proceeds go to the club.
Bring a bagged lunch unless told other-wise or you know of a local eating place. Lunch will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Demon-
strators will be paid $300.00 from the club. The demonstrator may or may not auction the day’s product so be prepared to
bid if there is something you are interested in. Cash payment only and proceeds goes to demonstrator.

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