Have you ever fancied having a go at Blacksmithing? Why not give it a try on our one to one 'Bushcraft Blade in a Day' Course!!
Simply click on 'Ask a question' to arrange a course date!!
Situated in the beautiful Shropshire hills, Jake Hedge runs a fully equipped workshop offering a variety of tailor made courses for all skill levels. Come and 'have a bash'at this ancient craft and leave with a beautifully forged bushcraft knife...and maybe the odd blister!!
Forge some high carbon steel by hand into your blade profile, use the power hammer, gas forge and all the toys!!...I mean tools..! Harden in oil and oven temper, add some oak scales, copper pins and leave with a simple yet beautifully made bushcraft blade - all whilst having a whole lot of fun!
Flexible booking any day other than Sundays subject to availability. Simply send Jake a message to arrange a course date.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All the materials needed to make one or possibly two bushcraft blades. All safety equipment, Tea, coffee and water provided.
Lunch is not included, so please bring your own.
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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An old school friend posted on Facebook that she and her husband had been on this course and had a great day with Jake. I showed the post to my wife, and as my birthday was coming up, she bought be the course as a Birthday present. Having seen blacksmiths at work in the past its something I had always wanted to try. The Bushcraft Blade in a day course is a great introduction to Blacksmithing and at the end of the day you have a souvenir to take home. Jake explained the process of making the blade first, and helped out when he could see I was struggling a little. Jake is a very skilled blacksmith and a very patient tutor. At the end of the day I had a completed Bushcraft Blade and, as a bonus, the parts I needed to make another one. I completed the second knife and stained and varnished both Bushcraft Blades at home. I would highly recommend Jake and this course to anyone who is interested in blacksmithing. Jake has lots of toys, I mean equipment, in his workshop, and it is in a stunning location.
My husband found out about this course through an old school friend who had come along. It was decided to be a 59th birthday gift from me. Jake has great communication with course bookers and despite a looming lockdown, we both felt he has done as much as humanly possible to avert the risk. My husband will post a separate review of the course as he was the one who did it, but from a gift giver, he was elated after the course, and it ignited the blacksmith inside him!
Booked onto the 'Bush knife in a day' course after finding Hedge Ironworks online. Any nerves were completely laid to rest upon meeting Jake, personable, friendly and a consummate professional.
Jake welcomed me into his workshop and talked through all the equipment with dazzling detail, all health and safety aspects adhered to the day began superbly. Throughout the day Jake delivered outstanding instruction allowing me to produce my very own forged Bush knife. I would absolutely encourage people to book on this course, you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be back.
Response from Hedge Ironworks:Thank you so much for your kind words Dan! The pleasure was all mine. Very much looking forward to having you back at the forge!
What a terrific day! Me and my Mother decided to attend this course after watching a show about bladesmithing. With the help of Jake we were able to make our very own knives!
I would like to say a big thank you to Jake for such a wonderful experience and a chance to ignite our passion on a whole new level!
His level of experience and warm personality made it a day we will never forget! Thank you again.
Response from Hedge Ironworks:Thank you so much Brett for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you both at the workshop!
We did a one day knife making course: Jake was great, extremely knowledgeable and talented and a great teacher. Jake adapted the course to better suit our needs without any complaint or hesitation. I would highly recommend this course or the blacksmiths course to anyone who is interested. The work shop is well equipped and in a beautiful location. 5 stars
My partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed the knife making course. Jake was very welcoming and accommodating of my requests right from the initial enquiry stage. He explained all the different stages very well at the correct level for us, and taught us an amazing skill. We left with a huge satisfaction at making knives ourselves, starting from a cylinder of metal. Most importantly we had fun doing it (especially the power hammer!) I would highly recommend going, thank you Jake for an amazing day!
My husband and i had a very enjoyable day knife making. Jake was welcoming and put as both at ease from the start. He explained everything easily and we had a few laughs as well. We both got to use the power hammer and he showed us a lot of the various techniques used on the anvil to forge the knife. Would recommend this course to anyone and it was brilliant to see the finished knife knowing you had made it yourself. Thanks again Jake for a fantastic day.
I would recommend this course to absolutely everyone! It’s such a wonderful experience. Jacob welcomes you into his workshop and gives you an insight into the highly skilled work of a blacksmith for the day. I booked this course for my partner as a birthday present and I knew he’d love it but I was surprised how much I loved it myself! Jacob is amazing and the work he does really inspired us. We made craft knifes for our course and now we want to arrange another trip to make more! Thank you Jacob you’re a legend!