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Knife making in the bladesmith's forge (morning)

Discover the art of bladesmithing & make your own knife

About the Course

Make a traditional knife in our rural Herefordshire forge and discover the fundamentals of bladesmithing.

This is a one-day knife-making course designed for both beginners and those who have prior experience of blacksmithing. Our expert team will guide and support you through each process in the design and forging of your own unique knife.

Discover the fundamentals of knife-making and learn the traditional techniques involved. Whilst your blade is annealing you can enjoy lunch either in the open air in our picnic area or, if you prefer, take advantage of our Scandinavian lodge or Shepherds hut. We do welcome family and friends to join you for lunch and to share in your experience as a blacksmith.

The types of knife you can design and forge with us include:

Kitchen knife
Hunting knife
Bush craft knife
Re-enactment knife
Fishing knife
Woodwork tool ….to name just a few

This is a fantastic 6 hours of fun, taught in a relaxed and friendly environment, where you will be made to sweat but will leave at the end of the day with a blade that you will cherish forever – along with a special story to be told.

This experience day is for over 18’s. However, 16 and 17-year-olds are very welcome if accompanied by an adult.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


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Oldfield Forge
Garway Hill
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6 hours (9:00am to 3:00pm)

Next available date

27th November 2020

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Fathers Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

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