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Bladesmithing - Assorted Courses including Seax, Axe, Spear, Chef and Bushcraft Knife

Duration: Two days

Price: £300

Run by: Ali English
at Eldrum and Redwolf

01472 398915

Swallow Road
DN37 0SU

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About the Course

2019 dates now being added!

Join bladesmith Matt Aldridge at his forge in Lincolnshire for a range of two day workshops where you will learn how to make a knife, axe or spearhead from start to finish.

The sessions include forging a billet of steel to shape, using a belt grinder to remove excess metal, heat treating your knife, and how to fit and finish a solid handle. Each student will aim to go home with one completed knife, axe or spearhead.

We have a range of dates and subjects booked throughout the year for these courses, as follows:

Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd December - Make your own Bushcraft, Seax or Chef Knife

Jan 5th and 6th - Bladesmithing workshop - Make your own bushcraft, seax or chef knife. - one space left
Jan 19th and 20th - Make your own Axe
Feb 2nd and 3rd - Bladesmithing workshop. Make your own bushcraft, seax or chef knife. - fully booked
Feb 23rd and 24th - Make your own Axe
March 16th and 17th - Bladesmithing workshop. Make your own bushcraft, seax or chef knife.
March 30th and 31st - Bladesmithing workshop. Make your own bushcraft, seax or chef knife.

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?

Sessions include all materials to make your knife, as well as lunch, tea and coffee through the day (as well as cakes or biscuits if my partner has been baking!) I'll contact you in advance to sort out any special dietary requirements.

There is room for two people on each course, so why not bring a friend or loved one? We are running a two for £500 offer until the end of 2018 so if you would like to take advantage of this for a workshop to be run in 2019, I strongly advise booking as soon as possible! :)

We are able to run these sessions on alternate dates to those shown so if we are fully booked or you would like a session run mid week, please do contact us to see if we can arrange alternative dates for you.

Want to review this course?

I bought my partner the Seax forging weekend as a present as he loves Forged in Fire and he's been super busy this year so deserved a treat. From the start, Ali was fab at keeping in touch, asking about dietary requirements and even what cakes my hubby liked! He had the most amazing time on the course, absolutely full of it both days, and so proud to show off his frankly pretty impressive knife! He loved that Matt encouraged but allowed creative expression and encouraged both participants in the class to style their knives in a way they personally liked. He came home both days well fed and even with a slice of homemade apple cake for me (upvote right there!) He is dying to return to do another class. So I highly recommend it for anyone interested in forging. It sounded like the personal attention was ideal and a lot of fun was had!

- - #18363

Thoroughly enjoyable weekend just had bashing shaping and grinding metal. Matt and Ali were very welcoming into their home, thank you so much!

Matt was a very enthusiastic and patient teacher and a fellow Skyrim fan! Ali provided some much needed and freshly baked bread and cake after some hard graft. Can't recommend it enough, loved it!

- - #18239

My Dad and I had an amazing weekend which allowed us to fulfil our Forged in Fire dream. Ali and Matt were amazing hosts very knowledgeable and easy to talk to throughout the course. The lengths which Matt was willing to go to to insure we were happy was amazing and he allowed us to create the knives in our own styles which was shown in the difference between our blades. Looking forwards to forging our axes!!!

- - #16985

Response from Eldrum and Redwolf:

Thank you so much for such great feedback! Matt thoroughly enjoyed teaching you both, and we are so glad you had such a good time!

Tutor was knowledgeable and experienced, good easy going atmosphere, set in a lovely country area, good food, good company, good times. Worth every penny

- - #15801

Response from Eldrum and Redwolf:

Thank you for your review! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and your brother for the workshop last weekend, and you are welcome back any time!
Very best wishes,
Matt and Ali

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- - #15152

Response from Eldrum and Redwolf:

Thank you for such a lovely review! It was a pleasure to host you both, and Matt thoroughly enjoyed teaching you! :)

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 22nd December 2018
Sunday 23rd December 2018
Saturday 5th January 2019
Sunday 6th January 2019
Saturday 19th January 2019
Sunday 20th January 2019
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Sunday 24th February 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019
Sunday 17th March 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Sunday 31st March 2019

  • Suitable for beginners

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