$75 – $85

Bronze Age Sword Casting class NWA

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Cave Springs pavillion

219 South Main St

Cave Springs, AR 72718

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Have you ever watched someone making a sword in the movies and thought it looked too cool for school? If so, this class is for you! Join us at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership's pavillion in Cave Springs for a 4 hour class (Friday 1-5:00 pm or Saturday 9-1:00 0r 2-6:00 pm), where you'll use power tools to either shape a piece of wood into a sword of your own design or finish one precut in a Bronze Age form. In the second half of class, you get your hands dirty making a sand cast of the wooden original, and then watch as we pour an exact copy of it in molten aluminum! When they are finished, wrap the handles in leather and take both the wood and metal swords home! $85 (sibling discount available)

Check it out--we cast a sword with Tania Ortega on the FOX 7 morning show!
http://www.fox7austin.com/good-day/170147319-story

Or see Sword Casting Guy’s FB page to see pictures and read raves from happy customers. The class grew out of a desire to make Ancient Civ class more hands on, and so is taught very interactively, with lots of science, history, and art connections being explored. Space is limited to 15, and the class usually sells out, so strike while the iron is hot! Note: for safety, swords are not sharpened to a cutting edge in class.

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Is there a minimum age requirement to take the class?

Kids as young as 7 can take the class as long as they have an adult to help them. And you wouldn't be alone--it is common to have almost as many adults as kids come to experience this amazing process!


How many tickets do I need?

The cost of the class is per sword cast, not per participant, so it depends if mom or dad want to cast their own sword.


I like to do woodworking--can I make a sword ahead of time and bring it to class to cast?

Yes, some of the coolest swords we've seen have come along this way. If you want to try this, email me for dimensions and a few sword design rules of thumb.


Can adults come without a kid?

Sure!




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