After the success of the two day bladesmithing workshops we also offer, we've decided to add some three day sessions as well! We will be offering three day workshops on the following topics:
Pattern welded knife making sessions where you will make two billets of pattern welded steel and weld them together before forging out your knife, heat treating it, putting a handle on it and a final edge. You can choose from bushcraft knife, bowie knife, chef knife or seax, and as each billet of pattern weld comes out differently, each knife will be a completely unique, one of a kind piece.
Acid etched knife and sheath making session - again, you can choose from bowie, bushcraft, chef or seax, and you will get to make a sheath to go with it. Acid etching can be used to make a beautiful pattern or design on the blade itself, and is also part of this session.
Workshops require a £150 deposit to secure the date you would like to book, with the remainder due either just before the workshop or at the workshop itself. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting grubby in, and ideally steel toe cap boots or comfortable shoes as you will be standing up for quite a bit. Sessions in the winter, autumn and spring may be a little chilly so you might want to bring a warm sweater or coat as well.
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?
All workshops include lunch, tea and coffee, and generally there will be home made cake as well. We can provide suggestions on local B&Bs if needed. We have room for two people per workshop.
You will ideally go home with a completed knife in the case of the pattern welded knife session, and a complete knife and sheath in the case of the acid etched knife session.