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Forging course

For whom? Adults, both amateurs and professionals who want to perfect their skills.

Courses: Bronze casting; forging of rough knives; making Damascus steel; toolmaking; ironwork.

Registration: apply to the blacksmiths (Jean-Marie Corona, tel. 079 275 63 92).

For details about the courses given by Jean-Marie Corona (see also his website http://www.jmcforgeron.ch/)

Duration: 1 day, from 9h00 to 12h00 and from 13h30 to 18h00.

Price: CHF 300.00 per course day, all expenses included except meals, to be paid on the spot at the beginning of the course.

Number of participants: 1 or 2 people

To be brought to the course: note-taking materials, leather work gloves and transparent protective glasses.

Introduction to the forging of knives

Content of the course: information about steel; theory and practice of knife-forging; theory and practice of heat treatments; exercise and the production of a rough knife by simple forging.


Introduction to the manufacture of crude laminated steel, Damascus steel.

A condition of participation: prior experience of knife forging.

Duration: 3 days, from 9h00 to 12h00 and from 13h30 to 18h00.

Price: CHF 900.-

Content of the course: information about the materials; theory and practice of hot welding; production of a laminated steel bloom; forging and finishing of a knife in refined steel, assembly as a full tang knife (boxwood is suggested for the handle; but you can bring a different wood, well dried).

Introductory course in bronze casting

Duration: a whole day or one afternoon (13h30 to 18h00).

Prices: whole day CHF 450.00 / afternoon CHF 300.00.

Number of participants: 1 to 5 people

Content of the course: information about tools and materials; theory and practice of taking impressions in sand; theory and practice of blending and casting bronze alloys; exercise and production.


Manufacture of tools (for stone cutting)

Note: there is a wide choice of tools that can be made, so please specify which ones you are interested in.

Content of the course: information about steel; theory and practice of the forging of tools; theory and practice of heat treatments (annealing, hardening, tempering); production of tools.

This list of courses is not exhaustive, and other subjects can be dealt with if there is sufficient demand.

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Musée du fer et du chemin de fer
Rue des Grandes Forges 11
1337 Vallorbe
+41 (0)21 843 25 83

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