In-person course
in Birchington

Basic blacksmithing or knife making at Bearded Pig Forge



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. Courses are either one to one or up to four students. 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 (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



Bearded pig forge

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Quex Park, , Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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