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Blacksmith knife making course in Onibury, Shropshire

Proud of the knives they have forged!!

About the Course

Have you ever fancied having a go at Blacksmithing? Why not give it a try on our one day Knife making workshop!?

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 Blacksmiths knife each...and maybe the odd blister!!

Forge down a bit of mid carbon steel to stock size using the power hammer and then make your very own Blacksmiths knife!! The pictures give a really good sense of what you'll be doing so please take a look!

£150 per person maximum of 2 people per course. Individual booking £250. Flexible booking any day other than Sundays subject to availability. Full payment required to book your place on the course with a 25% non-refundable deposit.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All the materials needed to make two hand forged Blacksmiths Knives (one each). All safety equipment, Tea, coffee and biscuits provided throughout the day!!

Lunch is not included, so please bring your own.


Jake Hedge at Hedge Ironworks
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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9:45am - 3pm

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- - #30076

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

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- - #26576

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!

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- - #23802

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.

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- - #23637

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!

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