In-person course

Sword Making Workshop in Grassington for 2 People



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 coke 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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Richard Walker at Ember Ironwork
Wisp Hill Croft
North Yorkshire
BD23 5NG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
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Could not recommended this experience enough. Richard was incredibly knowledgeable and patient when instructing an absolute novice in blacksmithing. The whole experience was fun and a took place in an excellent environment. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the knife making experience and it is something we would both definitely do again with Richard.

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