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Hand forged rustic knife and sheath course

Duration: Up to 5 hours

Price: £150

Contact: Andy Smith at Highfield forge

Addingford mills
Addingford lane
Horbury, Wakefield
West Yorkshire

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 your chance to hand forge from start to finish your own knife and then make a sheath that will be unique to that knife. You will start with a piece of 1045 carbon steel and with hammer and anvil, forge the complete knife from handle to tip, all done under the watchful eye of myself and Dave.

This course is a great place to start if you are interested in the art of bladesmithing as it covers all the basics through the forging process, to the use of pro. style knife grinders, the heat treatment, from normalizing through to hardening and tampering.
Once your knife has it's paracord handle it's time to finish it with a kydex sheath.

Kydex is a form of plastic that will mould its selfie into shape if heated then pressed down around what it is to take the shape of, so absolutely perfect for a knife sheath.
You will leave with massive smile and a knife and sheath of your own making.
Courses run every weekend
You must be 18 or over to take this course, if you look under 25 please bring ID.

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 is provided to complete your project. A bottle of water is a good idea.

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Cannot recommend this place enough!!
I was scared to participate due to a joint and bone issue, but I am so glad I did!! Not only was it incredibly fun and informative, but it made a product I am so proud of! Dave and Andy helped as much as I wanted and supported me if I was struggling.
My boyfriend also took part and had an incredible day too, we even learned about other things the guys make after the course ended.
We both rate this place and both guys very very highly and can't wait to return soon!

- - #28091

What an experience, had the most amazing day in the forge.
Well taught and structured, will definitely be booking again.
Thanks Dave/Andy.

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- - #27196

Had a great day, Andy was class through the day and always on hand to help. I can’t wait to book on for round 2

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- - #18967

Great 2 days in the forge, shown the techniqes and let get one with it. Any point I was having some difficulty or making life harder than it needed to be he was there to help me get back on track. Really impressed with the work I was able to do under his guidance.

- - #17197

One of the best Christmas presents I ever had. After watching forged in fire I wanted a go and whilst they make it look easy on tv it certainly isn’t! Luckily Andy was on hand to show me the way. 2 days later I have my very own seax. I will be back again and would recommend this to everyone. Some are pics and videos (Andy is great at this too) are on my Instagram @rhysids

- - #15649

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  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends

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