Welcome to Highfield Forge School of blacksmithing. In this course you get the opportunity to create your very own axe made in a traditional way under the expert eye of Artist Blacksmith/Bladesmith, Andy Smith. You will be provided with an axe billet that you will forge into shape using a combination of a flypress and hammer and anvil until we achieve the desired shape. After that, it's a well earned rest to let your freshly forged axe cool and normalise. Once cooled the axe will need to go to the grinder to refine the shape before we go through the heat treatment process, after that we give it a final clean up add the handle. All my courses take place in my workshop which is a working forge. This course runs on a weekend and I am always happy to answer any questions you have. The Axe in the picture was made by a student and a good example of what you will make. You will go away with a very nice axe and a big smile on your face. You must be 18 or over to attend this course. If you are lucky enough to look under 25, you may be asked to provide I.D.

What's included in the price?

All you need to bring is yourself, dressed in some clothes you are not bothered about getting dirty. Please, No Shorts. All PPE is provided as well as tools needed.


4 hours

Cancellation policy

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


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Highfield forge

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Weekends
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
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Addingford mills, Addingford lane, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF45LD