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About the Course
Forged in fire is coming to Highfield Forge in the form of our new experience, Forged in flames. This is as close as you will get to being on forged in fire apart from, being on forged in fire.
The day will start at 9am with a safety briefing, then you will have a set time to work on your knife design to fit within specific parameters.
Following a description of their properties you will be given a choice of steels and handle material. Allowing you to so make an informed decision on the materials, ultimately the choice will be yours! You will then have a set time to forge, grind and heat treat your blade.
We will break for lunch as your knife is tempering. After lunch its time to glue up your handle then final sharpen ready for testing. You will be judged on fit and finish and cutting ability, witch will consist of a couple of tests that will be revealed to you on the day. Every part of the knife making will be down to you, but under the watchful eye of myself and Dave, we will instruct you and advise you, but we will not step in to correct anything, so at the end if you win its all you!
There will be a trophy for the winner to take away and keep.
You will also get to make a sheath for your knife and take it away with you (win or lose).
The course is open to any skill level.
There are only plans at the moment for 1 of these events and only 4 places.
There will be a £100 non-refundable non-transferable deposit, this is due to the nature of the event and you must be over 18 to take part.
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?
Everything you need to make your knife is included in to course price.
All PPE is provided and sturdy foot wear is recomended.
This course was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute. Andy was great. Very friendly atmosphere. Instruction was clear and supervision was at just the right level. Andy allowed me to work independently and gave a true bladesmithing experience and avoided any over explanation or prolonged demonstration. This was truly hands on! Perfect experience!
Richard Perry - - #24565
Absolutely fantastic!! Andy was an awesome instructor. Clear instruction and guidance but didn't hover over you and let you get stuck in. Genuinely nice guys. I will be coming again 😁 thank you. Love my knife 👍
Andrew-Ryan Hanley - - #24358
No past experience with metal work or forging. Andy put us all at ease and made the day a fantastic memorable experience even with a trophy (knife) to bring home as well. I would definitely do again and definitely recommend it.
Marc Rimmer - - #22697
I attended the full day knife forging course a couple of weeks ago and couldn't recommend it enough. Andy is a great teacher and all round nice chap, he gives clear and insightful instruction without loading you with technical detail and guides you through all elements from start to finish. At the end of the day I walked away with a knife I was incredibly proud of.
Would definitely recommend to others.
Matt Mewett - - #20682
I only have good things to say about this course. If you're in to metal working then I highly recommend attending. Andy was superb, making the day interesting and extremely fun. A completely genuine lad with a clear passion for his craft. I enjoyed it immensely and will for sure be heading back to Highfield Forge for another class. Cheers for the day Andy. I love my knife!
Neville Britton - - #19860
A full day knife making, I was in my element. Andy and Dave are very helpful, would definitely book again!
Matt Carhart - - #18933
I attended the full day knife making course last weekend and it was a great experience.
Something everyone should have a go at and both Andy & Dave are great teachers to go over the process start to finish.
A Sutcliffe - - #17971
I spent the day with Andy at Highfield forge and had an amazing time, Andy is very friendly and great communication, I recommend to anyone to give this a go. I've tinkered with making a knife before but have now learnt invaluable experience and tips , thank you so much Andy had a fantastic day, hope to book again soon.
Peter watson - - #12602
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