Bladesmithing Weekend Wiltshire
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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.
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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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
- Teen friendly
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