Please come and join me at my forge in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales to design and make your very own sword. In my cosy, fully equipped smithy you will have the opportunity to forge a lasting memory using age old techniques. I'll start by lighting the forge, then after a short safety briefing we will rough out the design of the blade, cross-guard and pommel and then you'll be at the anvil - hammer in hand. You will be forging your sword entirely from scratch, including fitting and shaping the handle or even adding a fuller if you choose to. I will be with you to guide and step-in whenever necessary, to ensure you leave with something you can be proud of. This class is for 2 people however can be taught on a one to one basis if requested; either way you will have my full attention throughout the day. The class is suitable for absolute beginners; male and female of any age, or for metalworkers seeking to develop a new skill in forging iron. Safety boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty are recommended; all other safety equipment will be provided. Grassington is a beautiful village with walks up the river, across the Dales or through the picturesque Grass Woods. I would definitely recommend a stay in the village in addition to your day at the forge; if you would like more information on recommended accommodation I can assist. Classes are available 7 days a week, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.The Start time of the session is 10am unless otherwise discussed.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included in the price and as much tea and coffee as you can drink. You may wish to bring a packed lunch as food is not included.


2 days (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


I'm Richard, a traditionally trained blacksmith with a passion for ironwork. I trained at Hereford's National School of Blacksmithing which gave me an excellent start into the world of forging metal. I moved to Yorkshire to be close to family and start my own business, which has given me the opportunity to offer classes so that others can have a taste of what it is like to be a blacksmith. Some examples of what can be made in the class can be seen in the gallery.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Evenings
  • Father's Day
  • Weekends
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Wisp Hill Croft, , Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23 5NG