• LedfordWorks.com

  • 2-Time "Forged In Fire" Competitor

  • Hands-on Knife-Making Classes

  • Our Classes are Challenging and Fun

  • Great for Friends, Couples, Group Outings

Pride, Passion, Hard Work, Amazing Results

About Us

Pride, Passion, Hard Work, Amazing Results

Creating quality products is a passion, not just a hobby.

Careful attention to detail in every project.

Helping others learn and enjoy metalworking.

Forged In Fire

Season 8, Episode 9
"Beat the Unbeaten"

Premiere:  January 19, 2022, 9pm, The History Channel    Watch It!


After taking down 2 other competitors, Caleb went to the final round of "Forged In Fire - Beat the Unbeaten".
It was close, and he gave 6-time champion Ben Abbott a run for his money. But Ben made it win #7. Congratulation Caleb on another great showing!

Season 7, Episode 29
"Baby Boomer vs Gen Z"

Permiere:  April 22, 2020, 9pm, The History Channel    Watch It!


Caleb's first appearance on the popular "Forged In Fire" competition premiered Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 9 pm on the History Channel.
It was a lot of fun, a ton of hard work and very challenging. He met a lot of great people and really enjoyed competing against some of the finest.
The odds on favorite to win, Caleb's handle broke during the final testing phase and he finished as the runner up. No doubt he will be back for revenge at some point!

Knife-Making Classes

Forging with "Forged in Fire Finalist" Caleb Ledford
In Person in Young Harris, Georgia

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Never made a knife before?

Perfect! Impress your friends when you show them your amazing functional work of art. Never made a knife before? Perfect! Impress your friends when you show them your amazing functional work of art.

This is hands-on fun!

In our 4-hour class, students will learn to create a beautiful knife out of a railroad spike. Learn how to control & heat metal in the forge then how to properly hold the metal while forging it with a hammer. Finally some grinding, beveling and heat treating.

"Blood, sweat, and tears"

Well, we certainly hope there will be no tears...or blood! But there will definitely‚Äč be a lot of sweat! So be prepared to work hard and feel VERY accomplished when you finish your project!

Opportunities for everyone!

Our classes are get for individuals, couples, families, friends, small groups and corporate outings. Group rates are available. We can even link you to other opportunities in the area to complement your class and enhance your experience in the beautiful North Georgia mountains!

A bigger challenge awaits!

For folks wanting to try something more challenging, we offer 2-, 3- and 4-day classes tailored to your desires and skill level. Scroll down for more information or to get started signing up!

Our Classes

Group Rates Available!

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Knife Making Class

4 Hours

$250.00

per person

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Knife Making Class

  • 4 hours
  • Morning and afternoon sessions available.
  • Create your very own beautiful knife out of a railroad spike.
  • Fun and challenging. Beginners welcome!
  • Minimum age: 15. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Up to 2 guests per session.
  • Group rates for 4 or more guests per session available.

Custom Knife-Making Class

2 Days

$1,000.00

per person

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2-Day Customer Knife-Making Class

  • 2 days, 6 - 8 hours per day
  • You will be making a small hunting knife or kitchen knife.
  • You will learn the basics of forging with the power hammer and hand forging.
  • Tasks include grinding, heat treating, handle sculpting, finish grinding and sharpening.
  • Fun and challenging. Beginners welcome!
  • Minimum age: 15. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Custom Knife-Making Class

3 Days

$1,500.00

per person

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3-Day Knife-Making Class

  • 3 days, 6 - 8 hours per day
  • This is an entry level Damascus knife-making class.
  • You will be making a Damascus hunting or kitchen knife.
  • Learn to forge with the power hammer and hand hammer.
  • Tasks include grinding, heat treating, handle sculpting, final fit, finish grinding and sharpening.
  • Fun and challenging. Some experience preferred but not required!
  • Minimum age: 15. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Knife-Making Class

4 Days

$2,000.00

per person

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4-Day Knife-Making Class

  • 4 days, 6 - 8 hours per day
  • You will be making a larger Damascus hunting or kitchen knife.
  • Forging with the power hammer.
  • Learn how to forge weld.
  • Tasks include grinding, heat treating, handle sculpting, final fit, finish grinding and sharpening.
  • Fun and challenging. Some experience preferred but not required!
  • Minimum age: 15. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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