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Forged in Farley: knife-making for the more experienced...

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Duration: two days

Price: £370

Contact: John at Anvil Forge

The Forge
Blackcroft farm
Wokingham, Reading

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

This is a special class for fans of 'forged in fire' where the format of the course is loosely based on the popular american tv show where previous attendees of our knife making classes will be working to produce a knife that will be made from a steel revealed at the at the beginning of the class.

The emphasis will be to produce a blade that will be heat treated on day one and then on day two we shall be finishing the edge with a view to testing the blade . We shall also do a basic handle that will be revealed during the class.
Like the tv programme we shall be working to some predefined parameters regarding blade length etc.

The second part of day two we shall be testing the blades for sharpness and marking the overall 'fit and finish' with a small prize for the winner and certificates for all attending.

This class is aimed at non professionals who would like to indulge themselves in a friendly competitive arena of bladesmithing for fun and meeting like minded beginners that also want to broaden their skills.

We shall have 3 tutors to assist at every step of the process . We shall be using coke forges as we have done on previous classes.

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What's included in the price?

All materials needed are included. We supply everything needed to enable you to make your knife including all safety equipment except footware. All aprons , gloves, goggles ect are supplied.
Also included in the cost is a cooked lunch at our local pub .

Due to the specialist nature of this course , we cannot give refunds within two months of the course running .

We intend to only run this course four times a year so book early to avoid disappointment.

Of course complimentary tea, coffee of cordial drinks are available at any time and we have been even be known to hand out hobnobs or some other suitable biscuits as well!

Please note : on day two we shall be supplying a packed lunch.

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