Basic blacksmithing or Knife making at Bearded pig Forge

Basic blacksmithing or Knife making at Bearded pig Forge

Duration: 1 day 0930-1630

Price: £100

Run by: Spike G Martin
at Bearded pig forge

07703056042

Quex Park
Birchington
Kent
CT7 0BH

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About the Course

A basic blacksmithing or knife making course is a great way to learn about the beautiful craft of blacksmithing.

This course focuses on making something for you to take home with you whether that be a practical knife or something more decorative for your home or garden.

The course is based in Quex park in Birchington in a large and spacious workshop, during the course you will learn how to use a traditional coke forge as well as using more modern tools such as belt grinders.

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 need to bring appropriate non flammable clothing and footwear, no open toed shoes.

I provide all tools and safety equipment but if you have your own you are welcome to bring them.

We will stop for lunch which is provided, please let me know any dietary requirements beforehand. Tea and coffee and drinks are also available all day.

All materials are included.


Want to review this course?

My husband and I did a one day course on Saturday to make a knife each. Spike was fantastic - clearly passionate and a fantastic teacher! We left very happy and very tired. Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in forging.

- - #16347

Just completed my second course with Spike. First time made a quiver stand, today have come home with a very splendid knife. I have learnt so much in these three days and wholeheartedly recommend these courses to anyone with an interest in the craft of the blacksmith. Spike has a real passion for his craft and is skilled at sharing his knowledge. Very educational, very enjoyable.

- - #15920

This is a brilliant experience that i would highly recommend to anyone interested in blacksmithing, Spike is a brilliant tutor that explains every step clearly both verbally and practically.
He is a genuinely nice bloke who is knowledgeable in his craft.
I am definitely going to be booking another course with him.

- - #15552

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