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Knife making weekend Gloucestershire

Finished knife and sheath

Duration: Friday evening all day Saturday and Sunday

Price: £220

Book with: Pam Brown
at Nailsworth Community Workshop

Nailsworth Subscription Rooms
Bath Road
Nailsworth, Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6 0HH

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About the Course

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 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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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



Want to review this course?

A very enjoyable course led by a friendly instructor who showed a real interest in the knives produced and had a genuine desire for everyone to make a good knife.
The level of instruction was tailored to each person on the course and never felt overbearing which allowed everyone to create their own designs and resulted in individual unique knives.
I came away from the course with a real sense of achievement which is repeated each time I look at the knife I made.

- - #23616

Arian is a very likeable and good teacher; he communicated very well all aspects of the craft. It was a very enjoyable couple of days covering metalwork, woodwork and leather work as well as all other the aspects of creating and looking after the useful handmade personal tool of your own knife made by you from raw materials.
If you have any basic DIY skills you will enjoy and be able to fly through this coursevand end up with a beautiful knife.

- - #23528

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Course Start Dates

Friday 13th September 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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