Bladesmiths Academy

Hey everyone! My name is Jeremy, but I am more well known by my TikTok handle, Norseforged. I have been a bladesmith for about 11 years or so now. Forging is not only my passion, but I’ve made in my career. I LOVE swinging a hammer, but my favorite thing is passing on the knowledge I’ve gained onto others. Teaching my craft, especially to young up and coming smiths, brightens my day. I didn’t have anyone to show me the ropes when I was starting out, so I know how difficult it can be.

I would love nothing more than to create a place where students could come and learn from the experienced smiths, with the best tools in the industry. When a smith first starts out, they rarely have access to some of the very expensive tools such as powerhammers and presses. I have these tools!! What I don't have, is the space. But, an opportunity has presented itself!! Right next door to my current shop, there is a massive building that is PERFECT to make this dream a reality. The shop ticks every single box! Solid concrete floors and foundations, a bathroom, wired for 480v, with all the room we could ever need!

Now there is a SECOND reason for myself that makes this the perfect opportunity as well. As well as the shop, this property also has a very old, beautiful, historic 120 year old house that has sat vacant for years. I’ve spent the last decade looking at this house, wanting to restore it and preserve this piece of history. And from what I’ve been told.... it’s also very haunted which makes me want it all the more!!

 

There is ALOT to be done to make this dream a reality, but the biggest thing preventing it is of course, funding. I don’t have the funds to purchase the property. After making a TikTok video that went a little viral, very kind hearted people began donating to make this dream come true for me. And in just 2 days time, we have already raised $3,500 before this gofundme was even created!!!

 

So what will the bladesmith academy offer? We will offer classes from the very basic fundamentals of forging, to intricate damascus. Special weekends with big names in the knife making community hosting personal one on one classes. We will also hold hammer ins, forging events, competitions, you name it!! But most importantly, it will be a safe place for anyone who wants to come learn the craft!

 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to consider us. It’s because of the kindness of everyday people like you that we will be able to make this dream a reality!!

  • Anthony Squires 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Kyle Gerken 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Dustin Smith 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Ramon Rodriguez 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Tim Wetzel 
    • $40 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Jeremy Fulton 
Organizer
Salisbury, NC