In-person course
in Ibstock

Using sharp tools



This one day is designed to give people a good level of confidence and understanding in the use of knives and saws. Whether you are an outdoor professional, teacher or just someone who wants some no nonsense tutoring in the use of sharp tools this is a course to consider. Woodland Survival Crafts Ltd is one of the longest established schools of Bushcraft and related subjects in the UK and Dave Watson, who will be tutoring this course focusses on equipping people with confidence and understanding. The course itself is approved through the Institute for Outdoor Learning and a certificate is given on completion of the event. Subjects include effective techniques for any age of student, types of knife/saw, alternative techniques, key safety issues, the law, maintenance of tools and throughout the course you can expect to be making a wide range of useful products to take away with you including, Feathersticks, flowers, whistles, mallets and tent pegs as well as others.

What's included in the price?

Courses take place in various venues but all will be equipped with hot drinks throughout the day. All tools are provided but people are welcome to bring their own as this can add to discussions which can benefit others. If your knife needs a sharpen you will be able to do this on the day. We are usually under cover and often indoors. Bring warm outdoor clothing just in case but be aware we might be by an open fire.


7½ hours (9:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

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



Park Farm, Overton Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6PD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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