The one day knife making course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. Once we are all settled in the first task is to make a fire poker which will give everyone some hammering skills and a feel of how the material will react once its heated.
The knife we make is a Viking one piece knife which is great piece for a beginner to work on as it have many of the aspects of knife making and blacksmithing combined.
The material we will be using is commonly called 'spring steel' which has a greater carbon content , these are the properties that make it more suitable to being hardened to ensure it keeps a much better edge to the blade.
We feel obliged to advise all budding bladesmiths and blacksmiths that although we have not had any injuries of note and we take every precaution you obviously may cut yourself or get a blister if your hands are soft.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All materials needed are included. We supply everything needed to enable you to make your knife including all safety equipment except footwear. All aprons , gloves, goggles etc are supplied.
Also included in the cost is a cooked lunch at our local pub .
Of course complementary tea, coffee of cordial drinks are available at any time and we have been even known to hand out hobnobs or some other suitable biscuits as well!
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