In BKMA 134 Pattern Welded Steel, students learn and practice the ancient art of Damascus steel commonly known as pattern welded steel. The process includes learning about the characteristics of different steel types and hand forging. Students will form the pattern welded steel into a billet by forge welding, drawing out, twisting, annealing, and etching. The finished billet can be further developed in BKMA 138 Artisan Portfolio Project.
Pattern Welded Steel
BKMA 132 with a grade of C- or better. Students who do not meet this standard require permission of the School Chair.