The weekend is taught by Arian Leljak, an experienced blacksmith and teacher. By the end of the weekend you will have completed a knife with wooden or antler handle and a leather sheath. The weekend starts 7-9 on the Friday evening then all day Saturday and Sunday. Each course will have four participants. You will work to your chosen design to create a blade out of high-carbon steel. You will learn how to harden and temper the steel in order to achieve an excellent cutting edge. The handles will be made of variety of woods, to meet your aesthetic sense and to fit your hand. Finally we will make sheaths by moulding veg-tanned leather. Age 16 and above. 16-18 with parental consent. The course would make an excellent present.

What's included in the price?

The course price includes all materials and tuition and is held in a well equipped workshop in the centre of Nailsworth. Teas and coffees are provided (as well as a selection of biscuits) but we ask that you provide your own lunch. Being in the centre of Nailsworth the workshop is surrounded by many cafes and shops where you can buy something


1 weekend

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Weekends
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Stag dos
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Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 0HH