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Laminated steel - also known as Damascus steel - is created by combining strips of steel and iron through hammer-welding, and repeated heating and forging. The process creates distinctive layered patterns that are intrinsic to the steel. Join local blacksmiths to create two 3lb "billets" of laminated steel which will be used to create a handled herb chopper and a wearable item of your choosing (such as a cuff bracelet, pendant, or belt buckle). Prerequisite: Blacksmithing -- An Introduction, LLCFT274 or equivalent. Wear closed toe shoes and natural fiber clothing. Students must bring their own above-the-wrist leather work gloves and safety glasses (both can be found at home stores). Please bring a large container of water or sports drink - this is hot and thirsty work!