Group of Volcan Team members

Civil & Materials


About the Team

UBC Volcan is a student-led blacksmithing team founded in 2020 to create a blade for the TMS Bladesmithing Competition. We design, forge, polish and put together our projects from scratch, and use the very best testing and microscopic imaging technologies UBC has to offer to create truly one-of-a-kind swords and knives. Though the majority of our members are in materials engineering, we are open to all UBC students in good academic standing with a passion for metallurgy, engineering, history, and all things swords! If you’ve got an awesome sword you’ve always fantasized about making, and want to learn more about cutting-edge material engineering techniques then we’re the team for you!

Nature of Activity

  • External - Competition

Time Commitment

Saturday meetings, 1 hour
Heavier workload of 3-5 hours/week (outside of meetings) during competition years
More relaxed otherwise

Application Deadlines

Beginning of Term 1, Term 2 and Summer.

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