in Wroughton, Swindon Maker & location details
Bladesmithing Experience Day - Wiltshire
Can you handle the heat? Want to experience what it takes to make your own knife? Under the tutelage of Graham, David & Decklan 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) * Take an optional upgrade to a Paracord Wrap handle for just £10 extra (payable on the day by card or cash) if you wish * 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 13 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult helper. They will work together as a pair (at the cost for 1 person) to make 1 knife. Unfortunately experience has shown us that children younger than 10 will not have the strength to forge or the size to work on our grinders safely.
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.
1 day (9:00am to 4:00pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
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