Duration: 2 days
Paddy or Graeme
at Art Of Fire Crafts School of Blacksmithing & Bladesmithing
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.
Really good course. Suits a beginner perfectly. Highly recommended.
Brian Ray - - #24642
Fun and informative. Worth all the!hard work! Highly recommended.
Tony Riley - - #24641
Great experience taught by a guy who really knows his stuff. Highly recommended.
John Stead - - #24640
Enjoyed the two days. Very friendly guys. The only thing that would have made it better was if the power hammer was working.
Derek - - #23793
An enjoyable and informative two days. I went as a complete beginner and learned a great deal. Paddy is a great teacher. Recommended.
Graeme Hook - - #23329
Great fun and learned a lot, Paddy was very knowledgeable. Proper hands-on experience
Ed Moore - - #22819
First class. Great location and easy to follow course. Good for beginners. Recommended.
David Harris - - #21843
Thorough and informative. Ideal for beginners. The blokes know their stuff.
Don Black - - #21842
Great time - fun and informative.
Darren Bryan - - #21841
Brilliant day out. Really informative and fun. Recommended.
Alan Bodell - - #21840
Highly recommended. Great day out - no need to worry about being a beginner.
Peter Harding - - #21839
Dan & Paddy have a sound knowledge of their subject. Informative and fun. Recommended.
John Morgan - - #21512
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