Bladesmithing and Forging Experience Day


Duration: One day - 10:00 - 16:00 (or until finished)

Price: £125

Run by: Graham Clarke
at Clarke Knives

07708956036

Vlakvark Forge
Unit 21 Lower Basset Down Workshops
Wroughton
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN4 9QP

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About the Course

Bladesmithing and Forging Experience Day

Can you handle the heat?! Want to experience what it takes to make your own knife?

Under the tutelage of Graham Clarke you will learn to make a fully useable carbon steel knife.

During your day you will:
* Shape your knife using a gas forge, hammer, anvil.
* Normalise your blade in the gas forge
* Grind your blade to it's near finished shape
* Heat-treat your blade (without the fiery theatricals as seen on television)
* Finish grind and sharpen your blade.

Graham is a qualified Metallurgist and has many years experience both as a knife maker and a commercial heat treater.

The course is open to all. Children between the ages of 10 and 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum four people per course (please contact us directly for family group bookings).

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

What's included in the price?

All materials and safety equipment will be supplied. Please wear old clothing and sturdy shoes. No shorts or open shoes.
A light lunch will be provided as well as refreshments throughout the day

If you have any special dietary requirements please bring your own refreshments for the day.



Want to review this course?

Friends and I have just spent the day on this course and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Graham is an excellent tutor, with a down to earth style and attitude.

Safe to say we will be returning for more courses.

Love the knife I forged :-)

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 30th December 2017
Saturday 6th January 2018
Saturday 20th January 2018
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Saturday 17th February 2018
Saturday 3rd March 2018

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