About the Course
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing.
You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife!
Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres).
Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please make any personal requirements known.....
Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9.30am start
Depart: 4.00pm, although this is approximate.
Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website.
What to bring: work clothes, packed lunch
Let us know: if you have any special needs
Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £5 admin fee)
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and tool use included. Refreshments are provided throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch
Bladesmithing course with Dave and Ian , I was a complete noice, we were shown examples to give us an idea of what we were making. Good paced learning where a step was demo’d and then we had a go. Format worked well , having two craftsmen share their knowledge was great , they can salvage anything that goes wrong . We all produced a knife , had fun heating and hammering a bar into handle and then forming a blade , we learn news skills , had an appreciation of the furnace, working temperatures, hammering techniques .
I would high recommend this course.
Only recommendation is location offer more courses and opportunities for others to participate .
Martin Munden - - #20354
I very much enjoyed my introduction to bladesmithing today, despite the rain! We were shown how to make "Yorkshire" Viking knives, which included a fair bit of blacksmithing in the handles, as well as forging the blades themselves. The instructors were great; knowledgeable and helpful and able to fix up the various little mistakes we all made at some point. There's a lot to cover in a day and things did get a little rushed towards the end, but we all went home with unique creations, and a better appreciation of the craft. Highly recommended.
Robin Hollands - - #20203
Well run and thoroughly enjoyable
Paul KEITH - - #18183
This course was booked as a gift from my Wife. Blacksmithing is some thing I have wanted to try for a long time.
The course didn't get off to a good start as we started an hour late with no explanation or information as to why, however once we started it was brilliant, Tim and his staff were helpful informative and really showed a passion for their trade. This showed in the demos and ease in which they gave help and advice throughout the day nothing was too much trouble and no question went unanswered. We more than made up for the late start at the end of the day. Thanks once again To Tim and his team for an excellent day I would certainly book on another one of his courses
Martin Rollin - - #8133
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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