The ultimate blacksmithing experience, Learn the ancient art of sword making under the tuition of Master Blacksmith William Holland. This 3 day course will cover all of the techniques needed to be able to forge your very own sword. The three day class is split in to the different stages which include; Blade geometry, forging and forming Hilt design and hot forging, Blade grinding and sharpening techniques, Handle design, material selection and function, Final assembly, By the end of the three days you will have covered all of the techniques not just in theory but in practice, with ample time and tuition to turn theory in to reality. Everything required to come away with your very own fully functional sword or battle ready reenactment sword. Under 18's must be accompanied by a guardian. This course is best suited to people with some previous experience due to the amount of forging and number of techniques involved to produce your sword, for this reason we strongly recommend coming along to one of our one day classes if you haven't done any smithing before. This will help to ensure that you have the physical strength and capacity to keep up with the other attendees.

What's included in the price?

All the tools, materials, P.P.E (safety glasses, hearing protection, apron, etc) Tea and coffee is provided but please bring your own packed lunch.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Phoenix Forge is run by master blacksmith William Holland. With over a decade of teaching experience the classes are tailor made to suit every individuals skill level and ability to ensure that you can craft your very own pieces to take home with you.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Mile End, Trevaughan, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3QL