Sword making course

Sword making course


Courses are starting again so I am now taking bookings. There will be covid-19 guidelines that will have to be followed but due to the unstable nature of the situation I will brief you of these upon arrival.
Your safety is our main concern and every step will be made to insure you have a safe and enjoyable experience at Highfield forge.
Hope to see you soon

A chance to make your very own sword from a piece of carbon spring steel. In this course you will forge, from start to finish a double edge sword using hammer and anvil, (no power hammers here) although no experience is needed to do this course what you will need strength, determination, stamina and patience, the forging of a sword is a long and difficult process but also a very rewarding one.

This is a sword making experience and although you will leave with a cool sword of your own making its best you have realistic expectations on starting this awesome journey to making such an iconic weapon.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Everything you need will be provided to complete the sword. You will need to bring some food as we will break for lunch and I strongly suggest you bring a bottle of water.


Andy Smith at Highfield forge


Addingford mills
Addingford lane
Horbury, Wakefield
West Yorkshire

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


3 days (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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In-person course
Alan Harper - - #35721

I have just finished the sword making course and I really enjoyed it. Andy is an excellent (and patient!) instructor offering support and guidance where needed. It is also great to walk away with my very own sword as a memento. Would certainly recommend!

In-person course
Paul Ryalls - - #24023

My wife bought me the 3 day sword course for my 50th and it was great! Andy was very informative and even though I've been in metalworking for most of my life I still learned a lot. Haven't stopped admiring my sword since I got back but be warned, after the course you will want to get your own forge, anvil and belt grinder to practise your new skills! My wife wasn't too happy with that bit.

In-person course
Lee Birchenough - - #21429

Andy was a great teacher...allowed you to work at your own pace; there when you needed help but otherwise just stood back and let you get on with it. Friendly and pleasant guy.
Highly recommend this to anyone!

In-person course
Vaughan Aitken - - #16595

Just completed the course and it was epic. The fact you could taylor your sword to your own taste was brilliant and not just a standard template.

In-person course
Helen Bradley - - #15282

Andy was very welcoming and talked through the process in detail. It was thoroughly enjoyable and I'm very pleased with the end product.

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