Knife Forging in a Day - A Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
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About the Course
The 2018 Knife making courses are now full. (there are only 4 on each course for 3 days in late July)
Please see the ABOVE link which takes you to the QUIRKY WORKSHOPS website and there you will be able to join the database (icon at top RHS of each webpage saying 'Keep me Posted' You will then be informed of the Knife forging dates for 2019 as soon as they are made public in early Nov 2018. We usually have 3 dates in late July each year with Mark and they always book quickly and typically they are full before they are even entered on the Craft Courses website) - thank you
This knife-making course is more akin to silversmithing than full on blacksmithing, using light hammers and finesse rather than brute force and sweat. No previous experience is required.
During the day you will design, hand forge, heat treat (harden and temper), make and rivet on a wooden handle before honing the knife to razor sharpness.
Whether you chose to make a fruit knife, small kitchen prep knife or a replica Saxon eating knife the choice is yours, what you will take home is a totally unique hand made knife with that lived in look with a personality all of its own, a rustic almost historic looking piece.
An important aspect of the course will be using the very simple bucket forge, improvised anvils and some basic tooling allowing to replicate this simple, cheap and compact set up if you decide that knife making might be a new hobby for you.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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