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Damascus Class

Pieh Tool
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This is a basic damascus class. This is not a knifemaking course.
Students will make one damascus billet - material will be supplied for one billet - additional material will be available for purchase if student wishes to expand the scope.

Damascus class in Arizona with Ray Rybar.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7 AM - 6 PM (1 Hour Lunch)

Metal selection
Stack organization
Billet manipulation
See some of Ray Rybar's work and his resume here:


  • Propane Forges, a Coal Forge, Anvils and Vises
    Swage blocks
    Sahinler Power Hammer
    25 ton Hydraulic Press
    Drill Press
    TW90 Grinder, Baldor Grinder/Sander
    Chop Saw
    Band Saw
    Angle Grinders
    "The Mark" In-line Treadle Hammer
    Lots of tools

    Level is Beginner/Intermediate. Class size is limited to 6. If class is full we will contact you to see if another date will work for you.

Item #: BPRFM-Dam

Cancellation Policy:
$100 is non-refundable. The remainder of the fees may be applied to another class within 14 days notice of class date. Cancellations after 14 days prior to class are not refundable or transferable. Pieh Tool has the right to cancel a class that is not full.

General Information:
We provide a complete workstation with gas forge, anvil, tools and vise. Students should bring a notebook and pen or pencil.

Students are required to wear safety glasses, and ear protection.    No sneakers - no shorts - All cotton or wool clothes

Pieh Tool has a full line of blacksmithing supplies available for purchase as well.

Coffee, donuts, soda and water provided.


Daily shuttle service available to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Camp Verde. For information call 928-282-2066 or view their website at