Craft your own privateer knife and sheath under the direction of Jason Metzger, head blacksmith at Dill’s Tavern. Plenty of individual instruction will be given as students draw out a knife blades from a small piece of high carbon steel and forge out a long handle of their own designs. Students will also cut out and stitch together a sheath for the project. Don’t wait to register, as class size is limited to just 3 students for each date offered: January 26th and February 23rd, 2019, from 10am to 4pm.
About the knife: In history, a privateer was an armed ship privately owned and manned, commissioned by a government to fight or harass enemy ships. Those who worked these ships were called Privateers or Privateersmen. Privateering was at its height from the 16th to 18th centuries.
The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) strives to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today. Through hands-on experience, the past culture of the area is brought to life in a deeper and richer educational experience. Through preservation, research, and our collections, NYCHAPS seeks to inspire a different way of learning history.