Knife making Courses Forged Blacksmith Knife

Duration: 2 days 10am 430

Price: £250

Run by: Stuart Lawrence
at Home OF Heritage Craft Courses And Rural skills


1 Newby Street
North Yorkshire

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About the Course

On this course you can spend the day learning to forge a stainless, steel traditional blacksmith knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to heat treat the metal and you can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. You will forge your own knife.

No prior bookings will be taken without a deposit of £100.00 which is non-refundable in the case of cancellation. 1 person max over 18 only. This course runs Monday to Thursday only. Get in touch to confirm dates. No places will be booked without payment being made on the day of booking.

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?

Hammers, forge, metal - all materials provided. Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee are provided. If you want to bring your own hammer you can. Wear sturdy shoes preferably steel toe capped or closed shoes. NB Not sandals.

Want to review this course?

This class was everything we hoped for and more. To say Stuart was a great teacher is an understatement. This was a very hands-on class and Stuart provided great insight, demonstrated each step before expecting us to do it, and gave us a lot of encouragement. At all times, I felt like our safety was a priority to Stuart. If you are expecting a Hollywood-style blacksmith forge, this isn't it. But it is a working forge and you'll be proud of your efforts at the end of the day. Strongly recommend!

- - #12210

Can't believe what my husband has just been through for his Christmas present. I believed I had paid for bush knife making course held at a centre. In truth It was at mr S Lewerance's small terrace house. He had gazebo over the back door and some of the work was done in his kitchen. His equipment was not in the best condition and as for health and safety there was none. I really can't believe I paid £250 and then traveled all the way from the midlands and paid for a hotel on Friday night so as not to be late Saturday morning for this. To say I'm I feel cheated just doesn't cover it. Please please please stay away.

- - #12059

Response from Home OF Heritage Craft Courses And Rural skills:

It is a shame but you do get a disgruntled customer from time to time. I have been passed by the HSE and all aspects of safety are in place. I work outside with adequate coverage and it is a forge so it needs to be well aired. I ensure adequate breaks are given as it does get hot - it is a forge after all and the equipment is well maintained. As they say you cannot please all the people all the time. Judge for yourself from the other reviews.

Really enjoyed it - what a transformation! Highly recommended.

- - #11746

Hard work but worth it. Cheers mate.

- - #11745

Thoroughly enjoyable day and a knife to take home. Grand day out!

- - #11744

Had a great day, Stuart was patient and informative throughout and I came away with a knife I can use. Highly recommend this course to any novice wanting the same

- - #10057

A fantastic day. Highly recommended. Stuart is a great teacher. This day is a must for fans of 'Forged in Fire'.

- - #9578

A raw beginner but Stuart is a great teacher - very encouraging and I saw a raw piece of metal turn into a knife as I worked it. Blacksmithing and silversmithing techniques used - great fun. A real stress buster too lol. Highly recommended.

- - #9252

I already had some basic blacksmithing skills so Stuart was able to pass on some more advanced skills and the knife was transformed - awesome! Brilliant day. Highly recommended.

- - #9251

A raw beginner but Stuart is very patient and attentive and gives you loads of encouragement. Loved seeing the knife emerge and using silversmith techniques to add the finishing touches. Highly recommended.

- - #9250

From a novice to much more advanced by the end of the day - great fun and my own knife! Combines blacksmithing and silversmithing techniques. Brill. Highly recommended.

- - #9249

Got the hang of it as the day progressed - a knife from a piece of metal - awesome! Highly recommended. Best birthday present I have ever had.

- - #9248

A patient and calm tutor - makes you feel very confident in your abilities. Highly recommended.

- - #7806

Have fun and come away with an awesome tool. Highly recommended.

- - #7805

Fun day with a guy who knows his stuff. Recommended.

- - #7804

Practical and down to earth. Great day.

- - #7803

Superb day. Recommended.

- - #7801

Stuart is patient and very obliging. Great day making a handfinished article. Highly recommended.

- - #7800

Had a blast and came home with the real deal. Highly recommended.

- - #7799

Great day - chicks can do it too!

- - #7798

Thoroughly enjoyable day. Great tutor.

- - #7797

Interesting and great to go home with a finished article. Recommended.

- - #7796

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