2 Day Knife / Dagger Making Day



The Two Day Knife / dagger Making Class This class is designed to give you more time to dedicate to forging your own unique knife, be it a fully functional chef’s knife or your own one-of-a-kind dagger. The professionals will be on hand to guide you through the process of blade making and heat treatment at Phoenix Forge. On day one, we start out with a simple warm up exercise to get you familiar with the tools and used to working with the forge, after a cuppa we get started on forging a true working knife. The first day of the class is spent forging out the knife blank and bolsters, if you are making a dagger, we also forge a pommel. Day two is spent grinding and shaping the blade to a functional geometry suitable for a working blade, we also refine the other components ready for fitting together, after lunch we heat treat the steel and then fully assemble the knife using a range of traditional and modern techniques. On the course we go from selecting the right type of tool steel in to forging a rough blade shape out, then the shape is refined by grinding on the bevels using professional 2x72 linishers. From there we demonstrate how to heat treat to achieve the correct Rockwell hardness. We finish up by riveting and gluing the handles on, so each participant has a full functional knife to take home with them. There is an opportunity to purchase pattern welded blanks for an extra fee to make your own Damascus knife on the class. The class is for over 18’s only or for under 18's accompanied by a legal guardian.

What's included in the price?

All the tools, materials, P.P.E (safety glasses, hearing protection, apron, etc) Free tea, coffee and Squash provided. But please bring your own packed lunch along. You will need to wear work type clothes, no nylon or synthetics etc. – (Jeans and T shirt most appropriate expect sparks & flames) Also safety boots are preferred other wise leather or walking boots are best, no open toed footwear is allowed in the forge for safety reasons.


16 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Phoenix Forge

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Phoenix Forge is run by master blacksmith William Holland. With over a decade of teaching experience the classes are tailor made to suit every individuals skill level and ability to ensure that you can craft your very own pieces to take home with you.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
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Mile End, Trevaughan, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3QL