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Sword making class - London Border


About the Course

Have you always wanted to make and take home your own sword ?
Well, here is your chance !

The aim of this course is to forge out your own sword in seven days.
I will take you through the process of:

Forging the blade to shape
Grinding and shaping the blade
Hardening and tempering the blade
Sharpening and edge testing
Fitting a cross guard, handle and pommel
We will be making double-edged sword blades, basic cross guards and pommels. There may be the opportunity for you to forge other blade styles (depending on your interest and ability).
These will be real “sharp swords” and we will have a chance to test the blades against ‘Tatami’ mats and hanging rope.
The course will be conducted using basic hand tools, hammer, anvil and fire (there will also be powered grinders at hand if you want to speed the process along).
This will be an intensive 5 day course. No previous forging experience is needed. You will however need determination !
The course will be held from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials and safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flamable, natural material clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather).
No shell suits or fleeces.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. We will be stopping for lunch at a local café and/or getting food at local shops so either bring money or food.


Owen Bush at Bushfire Forge
East Wickham Farm ,
Wickham St
DA16 3DA
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