Under the tutelage of Graham, David & Decklan 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 wood such as Oak, Mahogany etc or upgrade to Kirinite for just £10 extra (Payable on the day) *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 an adult.

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 - a variety of freshly made, well filled, baguettes, crisps, biscuits etc will be provided. Refreshments - tea coffee, cool drinks and water are available throughout the day If you have any special dietary requirements though you may wish to bring your own lunch and/or refreshments for the day.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Clarke Knives

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
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Vlakvark Forge, Unit 21 Lower Basset Down Workshops, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QP