Axe Making one day class 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 (handling) the axe. By the end of the day you have a fully working hand axe to take away with you. This is also open to re-enactors who wish to make a blunt fighting axe.

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 otherwise leather or walking boots are best, no open toed footwear is allowed in the forge for safety reasons. Over 18's Only


8 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Phoenix Forge

with Craft Courses since 2016

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