Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife.
You will learn to:
- use the forge anvil and hammer
- be able to identify the temperature of steel by looking at the colours
Learn the art of hardening and tempering, forging and drawing with the hammer. Blacksmith made knives differ from commercial made knives in that they are not ground with a grinder but shaped with the hammer.
The tutor Richard Eaton is a professional blacksmith making artistic and traditional ironwork as well as heritage work in Shropshire. He has a deep passion for making knifes.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Your course fee includes tuition, tools and equipment, materials, refreshments throughout the day, and lunch unless otherwise specified. All courses start promptly at 9.30 am (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments)
All information about accommodation is available through Shropshire tourism websites. You may be able to book online with some hotels.
We also have basic on-site accommodation. Limited camping and space for camper vans are also available to course participants, available only on request.
With more than 30 years experience of delivering courses and training, Small Woods courses have gained a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism. Most courses take place at the well-equipped Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale, Telford. We have a range of indoor and outdoor teaching areas that provide a range of versatile spaces for our diverse range of courses.
We work in partnership with approved external providers to deliver courses across the UK. We expect all courses to meet the high standards that have been established over many years and to use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors.
Small Woods strives to ensure the best quality learning experience by keeping course numbers low. Our courses, unless otherwise specified, are suitable for all levels of experience and ability. We have many years experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.
We try and encourage car sharing and the use of public transport for participants on our courses. Please contact us if you need a lift or you are willing to offer a lift to someone else who is travelling here and the direction that you will be travelling. We can also offer to lifts to and from the train station. Please contact us if this is of interest to you.
Judith at Small Woods Association
The Old Station Station Road Coalbrookdale, Telford Shropshire TF8 7DR