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2 day Seax making course, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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About the Course

This is a 2 day class concentrating on the particular techniques of forging a seax with Jacek Robótka of Jorgen Craft.

We will forge 8-10 inch broken back seax (without sheath).

No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

· Using a 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 paper

· Heat treating

· Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing

. Fitting a simple handle


The course is open to all aged 18+ who can swing a hammer... I can cater for two or three people, please get in touch with any specific requirements.

The course will be held 9am to 5pm . Duration of the class is 2 days.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, safety equipment & materials provided and plenty of Tea & Coffee, but please ensure that you have non-flammable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather). No shell suits or fleeces please !

Lunch not included so please bring your own.

Accommodation not included.

Contact

Jacek Robotka at Jorgen Craft
35 Middleton Park Crescent
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 4BW
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Price:

£320

Duration:

2 days (9:00am to 5:00pm)


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #28420

This was an excellent course, went a a great pace with a lot of information being passed down. From a mastercraftsman who knows his trade well.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Would definitely recommend the course to anyone with an interest.

In-person course
- - #28425

An absolutely fantastic course, making my own knife where we were introduced to all the tools and equipment from the perspective of an absolute novice and shown step by step how to take the metal from ingot to blade, complete with heating, hammering, shaping, heat treating and tempering and grinding the blade.
He guided us expertly through each step, corrected us when we went wrong, helping us fix our mistakes, and at the end of the day, both of us came out with excellent quality finished products that we got to keep. I still have my knife from last year when I took the course and it is still in excellent condition.
I cannot recommend highly enough, and if/when he offers a more advanced course, I would love to go back and take part in that.

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- - #28461

Loved it, I did not want it to end, Jack was a gentleman and needed all his skills with me, but even I managed to walk out of the forge with a beautiful bodkin socketed arrow head, done by myself... The day was a whole lot of fun from start to end and I will be back!, to make something else pointy. Defo recommend this course, value for money and an eye opener into the blacksmiths world.

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- - #28561

Attended this course when it was in its infancy along with 2 freinds. Was superb and great fun.
I've never worked metal before so everything was new and exciting.
Jacek was really good and ensured that I didn't hurt myself and that I managed to achieve my end goal of producing an arrow head and a pennanular brooch.
Both items now sit proudly on my bookshelf.
So in conclusion:
Was it worth the cost - absolutely
Would I go again - absolutely

What are you waiting for. Book on and have a great time.

In-person course
- - #28582

I had a great day with Jacek in the forge. He explained everything very well and helped me to get the correct techniques. I ended the day with a brooch that I now proudly wear on my cloak.
I would highly recommend this course and will be looking to go again in the future.

In-person course
- - #29716

Absolutely fantastic course, learnt a lot of things that I want to learn more about in the future. Jacek was great and explained everything really well and showed me how to operate the machines and the forge. Would definitely do it again. 10/10.

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- - #29974

I got my husband this course and it was a hit. He had a great day and came back with his own hand forged knife. The instructor was very patient and knowledgeable, I would definitely book another course.

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- - #29975

Had a really extraordinary time with Jacek, would definitely recommend his experience to everyone. Not only I have learned that you can create something beautiful from 'nothing', but I also got to know loads of details regarding different kinds of weapons. Jacek is an Expert in that, ask him a question! :)

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