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Friargate Forge

Contact name: Gary
Total bookings
about 5 years
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Courses, kits & gifts

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2 day axe making course
2 days
Next date: 21st May 2024
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2 day knife/axe making courses
2 days
Next date: 21st May 2024
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60 layer damascus knife/axe making course.
3 days
Next date: 21st May 2024
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Basic blacksmithing course
1 day
Next date: 21st May 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
25 Mar 24'

Jack reviewed: 2 day knife/axe making courses

"Can't recommend you take this course enough. Gary and Jos were both hugely knowledgeable and skilled at their craft, they provided just the right amount of assistance. The knife turned out absolutely perfectly, well exceeding my expectations and is now a piece that I will keep and use forever. "

18 Mar 24'

Vanessa Binnie reviewed: Basic blacksmithing course

"My partner and daughter did the one day course for birthday presents. They both loved it and both came away with amazing pieces. Men are always a struggle to buy for I find and this was a unique and interesting experience which he loved. My daughter is arty and loves to create 'stuff'. She didn't stop smiling all day. She wants to do another!! My partner said he found the whole experience value for money for what he got out of it."

9 Mar 24'

Mell reviewed: 2 day knife/axe making courses

"Bought this as a 21st birthday present for my boyfriend he absolutely loved it, so much so he wanted his own forge! Such an amazing time, we both learnt so much and Gary & Joss were lovely and very helpful. We had a great laugh and took home a beautiful knife. Will definitely be doing this again in the future! Thankyou so much :) Mell & Jack"

30 Jan 24'

Matthew and Susie reviewed: Basic blacksmithing course

"We tried out blacksmithing for a day last weekend under supervision of Jos and Gary and had a great time. Both Gary and his assistant Jos are highly knowledgeable, experienced and skilled and tailor their level of supervision just right to suit their students' ability and confidence. They are also both really friendly guys to spend the day and have a laugh with. We learned and practiced many metal-working techniques on our project, including drawing out, splitting, curving, sharpening, hole punching and riveting - some of which we had never even considered. By the end of our session we were very pleased and proud to have turned three simple bars of iron into a bespoke boot scraper, complete with floor fixation points and decoration - perfect after returning from muddy (dog) walks!"

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