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:
Bush craft 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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6 hours (12:30pm to 6:30pm)
Next available date
27th November 2020
I booked myself in for a "Just for Fun" day and "Forging a Knife" the next day. It was purely, simply brilliant. I had the time of my life, left with a herb chopper (never used one before, but that's about to change!) and a Gladius, and I couldn't be happier. The team was exceptional, all of them: Ben, Theo, Joe, Bobby, Aaron, and last but not least Henry, are clearly passionate about their job - and about quite a few other subjects too, which makes for great conversations while the steel's heating. They're happy to help and answer any questions, and are really working as a team to make sure that your object turns out good, but without taking away the feeling that whatever it is you've decided to forge, it is your own work. They show you how it works and explain the process, and then it's your turn! There is a great variety of objects you can choose to make, even with the knives (wasn't expecting the gladius to be a possibilty, but I am glad it is!). Loved it, will definitely try to come back to extend my new collection, and will recommend to any and all (already have, in fact, to a couple I am met just the day after - I hope they were able to get a booking!)