in Benfleet Maker & location details
Forge a Knife- Blacksmithing and Knifemaking Experience Day
Let me guess: you've watched Forged in Fire, and now you want to have a go at making your own knife? "Will it cut?" Lets find out! This one-to-one course is perfect for anyone who would like to try their hand at Blacksmithing and Bladesmithing. You will learn the traditional techniques passed down through the ages for forging knives and many other edged tools, including forging, grinding, and heat treating to produce a blade that will stay sharp in use. This one-day course is for one or two people to forge a single blade. If you'd like to attend as a pair and forge a blade each, two tickets will be required. There is enough time to forge a blade with a maximum length of 6 inches. A kitchen knife is recommended and usually the most useful option for most people, as you can use it every day! Alternatively, you are welcome to bring with you ideas for the style of knife you'd like to make, including: -Kitchen knife -Hunting knife -Bush craft knife -Re-enactment knife -Fishing knife -Woodwork tool ... or anything else your imagination can conjure! The Kerr Forge Blacksmith, Jon, will be alongside to help and advise at every step to ensure you take home a knife you are proud to use for a lifetime.
What's included in the price?
Our courses are unusual in that they are one-to-one experiences (or one-to-two if you'd like to bring a friend!). You won't be lost in a large group or left to struggle! You will be learning in a relaxed environment where the content, timings and structure of the day can be customised to your requirements. All the tools and materials required to make your knife and handle will be provided. Knives will be made from highly durable high carbon steel which will last a lifetime with proper care. I make sure I have a variety of exciting (and expensive) materials available to use in your designs, including exotic woods for handles, beautiful mosaic pins for knives, and the best quality high carbon steel which will remain sharp in use. I'm keen to do everything I can to ensure the products you take home are beautiful objects that you will be proud to show off to your friends and family, and will last a lifetime (and longer!). Soft drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. For an additional charge, we can offer a homemade lunch.
8 hours (flexible times to suit)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
with Craft Courses since 2020Message the tutor
Blacksmithing and metalworking experiences. Check out the Instagram @kerr_forge_experience_days for examples of previous attendee's work! My courses are 1-to-1 and take place in my compact but well-equipped forge. I provide a wide range of high quality materials to you creative choice. We can customise the experience to your requirements to make sure you have a great time and leave with a product youre proud of.
- Hearing impaired
- UK Holiday
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level
- Father's Day
- Mother's Day
- Parking provided