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.
Classes are generally taught on a one-to-one basis, unless as a couple working on a joint project (be it a romantic date, father and son bonding or best pals day out!), so you will have my full attention throughout the day. Classes are suitable for absolute beginners; male and female from age 18 and upwards, 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.
Classes are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, however, other days of the week may be available upon request.
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.
Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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.
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