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Bladesmithing Weekend Wiltshire

Bladesmithing Weekend Wiltshire

Duration: 2 Days

Price: £295

Run by: Graham Clarke
at Clarke Knives


Vlakvark Forge
Unit 21 Lower Basset Down Workshops

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About the Course

Under the tutelage of Graham Clarke you will learn to make a fully useable carbon steel knife.

During your first 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.

On your second day you will:-
*Attach handles to your knife from a selection of available materials (wood, Micarta, G10 etc)
*Cut, sew and stain a leather sheath

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 over 14. Children between the ages of 14 and 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Please check the website (link above) for place availability and to book directly with Graham. Please book directly with us from our website as the commission on a Craft Course gift voucher is very high.

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.

Want to review this course?

You will not be disappointed, Graham and Dave where fantastic ,very knowledgable and helpful,you get to do everything with their guidance ( pretty much the forged in fire experience but the right way ), highly recommend to anyone
Hopefully I will be going back soon .
Thanks again Graham and Dave

- - #17730

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 16th February 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019
Saturday 6th April 2019
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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