Axe Making

Duration: 1 day

Price: £149

Run by: Will Holland
at Phoenix Forge


Mile End
SA31 3QL

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About the Course

Axe Making

Your chance to forge & haft your very own hand axe! There are few things more satisfying than thrusting a lump of steel in to the flames and letting the sparks fly under your hammer as you craft your very own hatchet.

Learn how to work smith and striker to forge hot steel in small groups to forge a hand axe each.

This is an excellent course for groups and does require team work to move the metal where you want it to go.

The day is split in to three parts. Part one is forging out the axe, Part two is heat treating the axe to turn it in to a working tool, and part three is shaping and hafting (handeling) the axe. By the end of the day you have a fully working hand axe to take away with you.

For people who have done some forging befor try your hands at making something more tricky like a bearded axe.

This is also open to re-enactors who wish to make a blunt fighting axe.

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?

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.

Over 18's Only

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Course Start Dates

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

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