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Beginners 2 full days knife making courses


Duration: 2 days

Price: £400

Book with: Paddy or Graeme
at Art Of Fire Crafts School of Blacksmithing & Bladesmithing

Unit 2, Old Sleningford Farm
North Stainley
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3JB

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About the Course

This course runs Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. This course can be run as a one to one or for a small group of three people.

On this course you will spend two days forging a knife and will be working with 1075 steel. On the first day between 10 am and 2pm approx you will be forging the knife. After lunch (one hour), you will start shaping the knife on the grinder.

Whether it be a full tang or hidden tang that you forge, you will draw out the shape of the particular knife (which I have templates for) or you can bring your own design. You will use a grinder to remove the stock, shape and sharpen the blade, this will then be heated in the forge for 3 cycles to soften the metal.

The next day will be spent finishing off the knife when you will attach either a wooden or antler handle. You will also make a leather sheath for the knife on the second day.

Students must be at least 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any minors.

If cancelled at anytime the £50 deposit is not refundable. The same terms apply to gift vouchers. So if you cancel on the day then the deposit is lost. Alternative bookings can be taken depending upon availability.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools.

Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

Wear old clothes and stout footwear.

A £50 deposit is required upon booking.



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Really good course. Suits a beginner perfectly. Highly recommended.

- - #24642

Fun and informative. Worth all the!hard work! Highly recommended.

- - #24641

Great experience taught by a guy who really knows his stuff. Highly recommended.

- - #24640

Enjoyed the two days. Very friendly guys. The only thing that would have made it better was if the power hammer was working.

- - #23793

An enjoyable and informative two days. I went as a complete beginner and learned a great deal. Paddy is a great teacher. Recommended.

- - #23329

Great fun and learned a lot, Paddy was very knowledgeable. Proper hands-on experience

- - #22819

First class. Great location and easy to follow course. Good for beginners. Recommended.

- - #21843

Thorough and informative. Ideal for beginners. The blokes know their stuff.

- - #21842

Great time - fun and informative.

- - #21841

Brilliant day out. Really informative and fun. Recommended.

- - #21840

Highly recommended. Great day out - no need to worry about being a beginner.

- - #21839

Dan & Paddy have a sound knowledge of their subject. Informative and fun. Recommended.

- - #21512

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Course Start Dates

Friday 20th September 2019
Thursday 26th September 2019
Friday 27th September 2019
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Friday 4th October 2019
Thursday 10th October 2019
Friday 11th October 2019
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Tuesday 12th November 2019
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Wednesday 20th November 2019
Thursday 21st November 2019

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