Bladesmithing Experience Day - Wiltshire

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

Price: £125

Run by: Graham Clarke
at Clarke Knives


Vlakvark Forge
Unit 21 Lower Basset Down Workshops

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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. Children aged 10-13 will have extra assistance provided if required for forging and grinding as they are unlikely to have sufficient upper body strength. Maximum four people per course (please contact us directly for larger family or 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.
Lunch will be provided as well as refreshments throughout the day

If you have any special dietary requirements you may wish to bring your own lunch and refreshments for the day.

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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.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 10th February 2018
Saturday 24th February 2018
Saturday 10th March 2018
Saturday 17th March 2018
Saturday 24th March 2018
Saturday 31st March 2018

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