A beginners knife making course
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About the Course
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 so you get my undivided attention and I will answer any questions you may have. There is a £40 none refundable deposit to book your course with the balance payable on the day. To book email me via the contact form above with the month you would like book in and I will send you a list of times and dates available. I have put a picture of a simple knife I have made but you are welcome to do your own design. You must be 18 or older to do this course.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will be provided with a piece of 1055 carbon steel all the tools you will need, plus all the protective equipment, eg. gloves, glasses and leather apron, but please dress in old clothes.
I had a great day with Andy, could not believe how fast it went. I was very pleased with the quality of the knife I made with Andys expert help, I have come away with something unique to keep and use. Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to do something completely different and very gratifying!
Andrew Chilcott - - #11768
A great day for my 18 year old son.His birthday present turned out to be a fantastic triumph thanks to Andy’s paitience and tutorage. A proper charcoal forge (not gas) gave my son the full experience which even with the sweat and aching arm couldn’t wipe the broad grin from his face. Thanks Andy you really made his day
Simon Dowdy - - #11658
Had a fantastic day with Andy. He was very knowledgeable and answered any questions. This was hands on from the word go until the knife was completed.
He was great at letting me have a go, crack On and only stepped in when needed. My favourite birthday present ever! So good I’m currently trying to work out how to turn my shed into a smithy! I would recommend this to absolutely anyone who has an interest in blacksmithing.
Tim Mobbs - - #11237
Fantastic course amazing setting learnt so much very informative and authentic course. Definitely recommend them s course brilliant day.
Mark bennett - - #11174
what a great course . I had a fantastic afternoon with Andy,
and with it been 1 to 1 i learnt a lot, because Andy is patient my hammering got much better to (well it couldn't get worse)
very good value for money .I will definitely be back to have another go.
mark bunce - - #9628
Had a brilliant day with Andy. He's patient, able to instruct an demonstrate. Also takes time to explain why things are done. Wish i could go and do it again tomorrow. Will definitely be back for another go at the forge.
john docherty - - #9330
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