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Faculty: Craig Henshaw

Craig Henshaw hand forges knives in the traditional manner as a way to slow down and connect with the natural world. His respect for land and material, combined with the mindfulness he brings to his practice, is evident in the pieces he creates. Educated in Japanese and Western Bladesmithing styles, he combines these techniques as he builds his knives through various methods that include traditional stacked and canister Damascus and the San Mai technique. Craig has studied with several established and notable metalworkers and smiths. He offers special thanks to his mentors to David Robertson of Pinkerton, Ontario, Taro Asano of Hashima, Japan and Thak Ironworks in FloraDale, Ontario. He has also been involved with the Iron Trillium. Craig currently holds an Apprentice rating with the American Bladesmith Association, with the test for his Journeyman Smith designation scheduled in June 2021. A professionally trained teacher in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers, he has 20 years of teaching experience, with a focus on both academic and technological studies at the high school, college and university levels. www.Henshawblades.com Instagram: @henshaw_blades

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