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2 day bladesmithing and axe making courses

Duration: 2 days

Price: £300

Contact: Gary at Friargate Forge

1 - 3 Claytongate Dr

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Calling all fans of Forged in Fire, come down to the forge and make your own knife or axe. We start off by drawing and planning your knife/axe, then move on to the magic of drawing out your design from an innocuous piece of metal.

Once you’re happy with the knife/axe shape and design we start to construct the handle and any other decorative touches you want added. By the end of the course you will take home a beautiful and functional piece of art. If you’re daring enough we also offer a Forged in Fire testing session, and video for an additional fee.

This is a 2 day course costing £300.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Resfreshments and materials all provided.

Want to review this course?

Gary was amazing at arranging this fantastic experience for my partner's birthday . He was welcoming and extremely helpful and skilled and my partner had a fantastic time 😊
His knife is incredible and Gary was a great teacher. I would recommend this to everyone really great fun . Thanks Gary

- - #28527

Response from Friargate Forge:

Thanks was an absolute pleasure

I could not be more delighted with this course or with the knife I produced. Gary is fantastic to work with; happy to let you get on with it when you are confident in what you are doing, but always available to provide a deft touch or piece of timely advice when needed.

I had a very defined idea of the knife I imagined as did the other two guys on the course. Three very different knives! All three of us were complete novices but with Gary's support we all ended up with exactly the knives we wanted.

I am coming back to make a kitchen cleaver. I know what I want to make and know that I can do it at this forge.

Could not be better!

- - #26980

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