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Bladesmithing: knife, sword, dagger & axe making courses

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.

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...
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife! Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 6th July 2019
Join bladesmith Matt Aldridge at his forge in Lincolnshire for a range of two day workshops where you will learn how to make a knife or axe from start to finish. WORKSHOPS BOOKED BETWEEN 17TH AND 30TH JUNE - TWO PLACES FOR £500 INSTEAD OF £600, SAVING £50 PER PERSON. This offer covers all workshops booked for the rest of the year as long as the deposit is paid within 17th to 30th June. The...
Leather purse and belt making in Ecclesall Woods. Please note this is a change of course name and content from the advertised Leatherwork: axe and knife sheath on this date. Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials. Join her for this workshop which will give you the basic skills needed to make a leather belt and a simple coin purse. With these skills you will...
A basic blacksmithing or knife making course is a great way to learn about the beautiful craft of blacksmithing. This course focuses on making something for you to take home with you whether that be a practical knife or something more decorative for your home or garden. The course is based in Quex park in Birchington in a large and spacious workshop, during the course you will learn how to use a traditional coke forge...
West Yorkshire
In this knife making course you will make a rustic style knife over four hours out of 1045 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, then finish it with a para cord...
Come and ‘Have a Bash’ at Blacksmithing on a one-day introduction course! The process of heating and forging hot metal is fun, fascinating and should be enjoyed by everyone (albeit pretty hard work!!) Jake Hedge is a fully accredited Blacksmith from the National School of Blacksmithing who now runs his own Forge at a Sawmill in Onibury, set in the beautiful Shropshire hills near Ludlow. “Thanks to Jake’s patient and calm teaching” you’ll have no...
Knife Making Class. Spend the day learning the tips and tricks of professional knife and blade making at Phoenix Forge. We start out making a basic letter opener to get you warmed up and used to working with the forge, after a cuppa we get started on forging a true working knife. we go from selecting the right type of tool steel in to forging a rough blade shape out, then the shape is refined...
Bristol - Next course on 15th July 2019
In this one day course I will guide you through all the processes involved in hand-forging your own knife to take home. You will learn the basics of forging, heat treating and sharpening your blade. You will choose from a variety of designs: small bushcraft, steak, pruning and scribing knives and the handles will be shaped from the same piece of steel, which we will adapt for a personal fit. Suitable for those with no...
Shropshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: - use the forge anvil and hammer - be able to identify the temperature of steel by looking at the colours Learn the art of hardening and tempering, forging and drawing with the hammer. Blacksmith made knives differ from commercial made knives in that they are not ground with a grinder but shaped with the hammer. The...

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