Welcome to Highfield Forge School of blacksmithing, in this course you get the opportunity to create your very own Sword made in a traditional way under the expert eye of Artist Blacksmith/Bladesmith, Andy Smith. The first thing I will teach you is some basic forging skills, this will help you to control and manipulate the mass of the steel so you can successfully forge out your sword. You will make a double edge sword over 3 days out of a piece carbon steel. I will take you through the forging process step-by-step starting with the tang and finishing with the blade. After the forging is finished, on day 2 you will refine your sword shape on the belt grinders and add the fuller ready for hardening. Once we have the blade heat treated and cleaned up it's on to day 3 to make the pomal cross guard and finally fit it all together and leather wrap the handle. A chance to make your very own sword from a piece of carbon spring steel. although no experience is needed to do this course what you will need is 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.

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.


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

Cancellation policy

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


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Highfield forge

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Suitable for

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