This unique 1 day forge & fire course combines the ancient art of blacksmithing with leather working and essential bushcraft fire lighting skills. It’s designed for anyone who’d like a fun day in the woods learning both blacksmithing and leather working.
You’ll be taken on a trip back in time and taught some of the skills of our ancestors. Our resident blacksmith will show you how to use an iron age pit forge and guide you through the techniques to make your own traditional fire steel.
You’ll also make a leather sheath for your firesteel, char cloth to ignite and be given expert tuition in how to use your traditional fire steel.
About us and the venue:
Jack Raven Bushcraft was founded in 2011 and we've been delivering bushcraft, craft and foraging courses since then from our 30 acre private ancient woodland on the Kent Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Courses in the summer are held outdoors in our woodland camp complete with covered work areas, an outdoor kitchen and a composting loo. Courses in the winter are held in our workshop in a converted barn.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
We include all tools and materials in the price.
Also included is a plentiful supply of tea and coffee.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.