This ONE TO ONE day Bladesmithing workshop with Iain Jones will introduce you the skills required to make a blade. It is useful, but not essential, if you have had some basic blacksmithing experience as you will be able to progress at s slightly more advanced level. You will learn practical tips & techniques on: • selecting metal • heat treating metal • basic forging techniques • basic finishing techniques • grinding • forming twists, curls & scrolls • drawing out metal • use of the anvil & hammers • annealing • shaping hot metal • health & safety in the forge area/related to bladesmithing You will use those tips & techniques to make a blade working from a tutor design. At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors & our low class numbers. This course takes place at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (just down the road) & is bookable on a variety of dates (please email in to discuss options) You will need to wear suitable clothing & footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a high level of manual dexterity on your fingers & is physically demanding on the shoulders & back. Please do not attend if you have covid. No refunds for covid.

What's included in the price?

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day. Please bring a packed lunch, refreshments, notebook and pen and wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Set in a beautiful ancient woodland, our traditional skills and heritage craft courses are inspired by nature. Our friendly craftspeople will guide you with their knowledge of age-old methods and natural materials to learn, make new friends and create!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2QZ

Booking options

Bladesmithing 1 to 1
09:30 - 16:00
£230.00 See dates
Course for Sophie
04:30 - 09:30
£230.00 See dates