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Blacksmithing involves heating metal (wrought iron and steel) on a forge then hammering, drawing and bending it, requiring strength, perseverance and considerable skill! Visit one of these fascinating forges and experience the hot fire, bellows and iconic anvil...

£290
Tees Valley
You will learn how to make a blacksmith's basic tool kit. Over the three days you will make a complete set of the most essential tools needed to get you started and to become self-sufficient. All the tools you make will be yours to keep. Once in possession of this toolkit, you will be able to go on to make more tools for yourself. Many people who have taken the 3-day beginner's course find that...
£195
Kent
“FORGING A BLACKSMITH’S KNIFE” On this 1 day class we will forge a Blacksmith’s knife also known as a a Viking Lady’s knife. This is a one piece knife with a forged handle. We will go through the basic forging, grinding and heat treating of the blade to end up with a finished knife in one day ! This is a perfect introduction to the craft of the Bladesmith. This class will be from 9am...
£1250
Gloucestershire
Craft in our time Craft can offer many experiences - a sense of creativity, inspiration and imagination, a means of learning through making and a deep sense of empowerment and value. The Practical Skills Teacher Development Course PSTDC aims to inspire, offer an opportunity for re-development and re-deployment of skills already acquired. Deepen our understanding of both the educational and therapeutic opportunities and value for the practice of traditional craftwork and learning through making. This...
£180
Lincolnshire
A one-day workshop at the Blacksmith’s Shop in Redbourne is the perfect introduction to the traditional art of blacksmithing. Whether you’ve tried your hand at smithing before, or it’s just something you’ve always wanted to do, these workshops offer the ideal place to hone your skills with a full day of one to one hands on experience. Anything you make is yours to take home with you! What will you learn? - The day starts...
£300
Tees Valley
On this advanced course you will learn a number of special techniques used to make some of the traditional scrolls used in architectural ironwork. The scrolls you will learn to make are more three-dimensional than the scroll made on the Beginner’s Course. They are seldom used in modern work because they require much more time and effort to produce and are rarely taught to students. Knowing how to make these scrolls will help you to...
£1100
Kent
Have you always wanted to make and take home your own sword ? Well, here is your chance ! The aim of this course is to forge out your own sword in seven days. I will take you through the process of: Forging the blade to shape Grinding and shaping the blade Hardening and tempering the blade Sharpening and edge testing Fitting a cross guard, handle and pommel We will be making double-edged sword blades,...
£180
Hertfordshire
Be a blacksmith for a day! Come and experience being a blacksmith in the traditional village forge in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. Where? In the village smithy in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. The forge dates from 1811, but is in a much older 16th century agricultural building. The forge has two hearths – one converted to use an electric blower and one which is still blown by hand-operated bellows. Who with? Your tutor will be the village...

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