Wow! Thank you all for the positive feedback! I'm so excited to attend, and feel privileged to learn from the quality of smiths that will be instructing. Do you fellas know if it'd be ok for me to bring a small digital camcorder/ tripod? I feel like it'd behoove me to use the recordings as a reference tool. You all seem like great guys, I'll try and keep you posted on my progress. One more question, and I'll quit yapping. I've read that I'll be forging a blade of my own. Does that mean that I'm able to design the knife as well? I have a drawing or twelve, and I'd love to make one of them in steel, rather than paper. Again, thanks for the information, and feedback. I'm more excited now than I was before! I'll be staying for the hammer In. Anyone know what exactly that is? The lady I spoke with at Texarkana college wasn't quite for sure.