Bladesmithing: Knife, sword, dagger & axe making courses

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Bladesmithing courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn the art of forging metal blades to make your own bushcraft, kitchen or chef's knife, or make an axe, sword or dagger! Learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen the blades with experienced knife-makers and blade smiths in the forge.

£580
North Yorkshire - Next course on 16th December 2017
Items you will make over the two days - eg, a bearded axe, a full handle, and a tomahawk. You will learn to make using a traditional blacksmith's forge for the tomahawk and bearded axe. You will learn to forge weld the tomahawk and bearded axe. The smithing process is quite fine and not as heavy handed as regular blacksmithing. It is more akin to jewellery making techniques. This course is run from my home...
£170
berkshire
The one day knife making course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. Once we are all settled in the first task is to make a fire poker which will give everyone some hammering skills and a feel of how the material will react once its heated. The knife we make is a Viking one...
£275
North Yorkshire - Next course on 15th December 2017
Learn to forge a Rustic knife / knife making / Blade smithing. Spend two days at my forge learning to forge a 1055 steel bushcraft knife by hand and then put an antler or wooden handle on the tang which makes it a hidden tang or full tang. You will need steel toe cap boots or strong leather boots. This course is run from my home forge which is outside under an all-weather gazebo. Some...
£580
North Yorkshire - Next course on 31st January 2018
The first day and a half is spent forge welding. 1095 and 15N20 steel is used. You will draw out the steel, twisting and jelly rolling to create a desired pattern. The next day and a half you will either make a knife or an axe. This course is run from my home forge which is outside under an all-weather gazebo. Some of the work is also carried out in a utility room/workshop. This is...
£600
North Yorkshire - Next course on 5th March 2018
Learn to make a viking style sword using 416 stainless steel. This will be handforged using a propane gas forge. The first day will be drawing the sword out. Each day lasts 6 hours. This course is run from my home forge which is outside under an all-weather gazebo. Some of the work is also carried out in a utility room/workshop. Please get in touch for details and bookings. This is a 1 to one...
£150
Norfolk
Join our friendly Blacksmithing Team for a full day's tuition in basic forging! Award winning, master blacksmith, Nigel Barnett will guide you through the basic skills of forging. You will have a go at making your own items to take home. The course is very hands-on and attendees will learn the skills required to create a variety of traditional ironmongery. Working at your own speed, tuition is on demonstration followed by one to one guidance...
£150
Online & North Yorkshire
This course is taught online as well as on a one to one basis at my workshop - if you have the tools or I can advise you on where to purchase the necessary tools. Tools provided at my workshop. Sessions can be booked in 4 and 8 hour blocks but can then be broken down into bite sized two hour sessions. This helps with dealing with specific issues, time to practice and a revisit...
£100
West Yorkshire
In this knife making course you will make a rustic style knife over four hours out of 1055 carbon steel. I will take you through the forging process step by step (you will be doing all of the hammer work so have your weetabix). You will learn how the heat treatment is done, from the normalisation to tempering and how to sharpen your blade on the belt grinder This is a 1 on 1 course...
£580
Kent
This is a specialist 3 day class concentrating on the particular techniques of forging a kitchen knife. We will forge a 7 – 8 inch kitchen knife. No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through: · Using a coke forge and gas forge · Forging the blade to shape · Thermocycling (reducing grain growth, which is an undesirable effect of over heating steel) · Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive...
£95
Yorkshire
Leather axe and knife sheath making in Ecclesall Woods. Ruth Pullan is a leatherworker based in Yorkshire who specialises in hand stitched leather work using British materials and traditional techniques. On this day long workshop you will make an axe sheath for your own axe and a knife sheath for a standard Mora style 106/120 carving knife. You will learn how to condition leather, how to finish the edges, how to stitch using two needles...