Please come and join me at my forge in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales for a knife making experience you are sure to remember forever. In my cosy, fully equipped smithy you will have the opportunity to forge a lasting memory using age-old techniques. In this 6 hour Damascus knife making class you will be forging, hardening and tempering your kitchen knife using traditional techniques. The blade and the handle will be forged from the same piece of Damascus steel known as an integral handle. Once your knife had been polished you will then etch it in acid to bring out the beautiful pattern that Damascus has before putting the final edge on your knife. This class is designed as an introduction to knife making. Classes are designed for absolute beginners; male and female from the age of 18 and upwards, or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of forging iron. I'll start by lighting the forge, then after a short safety briefing and demonstration, you'll be at the anvil, hammering your knife into shape. Safety boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty are recommended; all other safety equipment will be provided. Grassington is a beautiful village with walks up the river, across the Dales or through the picturesque Grass Woods. I would definitely recommend a stay in the village in addition to your day at the forge. Classes are available 7 days a week, please get in touch to discuss your requirements; all classes can be tailored to your needs.The Start time of the session is 10am unless otherwise discussed.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are included in the price and as much tea and coffee as you can drink. However, if attending a class longer than a half-day you may wish to bring a packed lunch as food is not included.
6 hours (flexible times to suit)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
I'm Richard, a traditionally trained blacksmith with a passion for ironwork. I trained at Hereford's National School of Blacksmithing which gave me an excellent start into the world of forging metal. I moved to Yorkshire to be close to family and start my own business, which has given me the opportunity to offer classes so that others can have a taste of what it is like to be a blacksmith. Some examples of what can be made in the class can be seen in the gallery.
- Overseas Holiday
- Father's Day
- Public transport
- Mother's Day
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Suitable for beginners
- UK Holiday
- Intermediate level
- Suitable for all abilities