Creating a Viking knife an introduction to forging and knife making at Bearded Pig Forge



A single day knife making course is a great way to make yourself an item that will last a lifetime, on this one day course we forge a blacksmiths knife (also called a Viking knife) a full metal knife with integral handle. A knife is one of the oldest tools ever made by humanity and it is one that invokes many emotions to people when they see and use it for a productive task. When doing a knife making course here at Bearded Pig Forge we will discuss the fine details of a knife and how they are made as well as the history of forging them. On the course you will learn the basics of forging a blade and how to effectively heat treat them in order to get the most use out of the blades as well as techniques for sharpening and honing blades. Over 18s only.

What's included in the price?

You will need to bring appropriate non flammable clothing and footwear, trousers are a must, 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 usually an hour. Tea and coffee and drinks are also available all day. All materials are included.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Public transport
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Quex Park, , Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH