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Forge a rustic blacksmith bushcraft knife

Forge a rustic blacksmith bushcraft knife

Duration: One day (9am-5pm)

Price: £155

Book with: Paddy and Graeme
at Art Of Fire Crafts School of Blacksmithing & Bladesmithing

Unit 2, Old Sleningford Farm
North Stainley
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 3JB

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About the Course

To make the blacksmith knife you will heat a piece of 1055 steel in the gas/coal forge. Shape it with a hammer and anvil as well as drawing out the metal for the handle. The blade is tempered beforehand so that it is easier to work with. You will learn to bevel the knife edge and use a grinder, heat treat it in the forge and quench it.

Start time for the course is 9 am, finishing at 5pm. Courses are run every Friday.

Students must be at least 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any minors.

You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and knifesmithing. All materials and tools are provided. You will take home your finished blacksmith knife.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will need to wear old clothes, steel-toecapped or very sturdy footwear.
All PPE is provided.
Bring a packed lunch.



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This is great for the beginner. Tutors are helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

- - #24649

Cannot fault this course. Ideal to start off with. Tutors know their subject. Highly recommended.

- - #24648

Great for the beginner. Nice to see the end product. Tutors knowledgeable and very helpful.

- - #24647

Ideal for a beginner. Great tutor and nice to see a lump of steel transformed. Recommended.

- - #23788

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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