Please Note : Knife Making is not permitted to under 18 year olds unless attending with adult. Our new course by popular request. The two day chef's style knife course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. The material we will be using will be from spring steel which has a greater carbon content, these are the properties that make it more suitable to being hardened to ensure it keeps a much better edge to the blade, we also use leaf springs which give a really great texture and are often preferred to new steel. New steel is available upon request at no extra cost.

What's included in the price?

All courses include materials. PPE will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes/boots and old clothes. No fleeces or sandals please. Included in the price is a lunch . Teas, coffee and refreshments are on a constant supply. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we shall endeavour to meet them. We start off with a brief health and safety chat to ensure we are all as safe and sound at the end of the day as we were when we started.


2 days (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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



John at Anvil Forge

with Craft Courses since 2016

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The Forge, Blackcroft farm, Wokingham, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1UJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Weekends
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Spooky
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Father's Day
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