Friargate Forge

Contact name: Gary
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Courses, kits & gifts

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2 day axe making course
Next date: 5th Dec 2022
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2 day knife/axe making courses
Next date: 5th Dec 2022
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60 layer damascus knife/axe making course.
Next date: 5th Dec 2022
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Basic blacksmithing course
Next date: 5th Dec 2022

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
28 May 22'

Mike (Chester) reviewed: 60 layer damascus knife/axe making course.

"I asked my family to buy the Damascus axe course for a significant birthday. I love Damascus steel, but have never done any metalwork. This was the perfect course. Gary and Jos strike exactly the right balance between instruction, support and enabling you to be hands-on. I couldn't be happier with the end result. Many thanks guys. It was an excellent introduction to the world of the forge"

4 May 22'

Ruth reviewed: Basic blacksmithing course

"I booked this for my husband and his Dad as a birthday celebration. They had a brilliant day and came back with a beautiful garden ornament and knife. They’re both keen to get back and do more courses in the forge!"

13 Apr 22'

Jon reviewed: 2 day knife/axe making courses

"A really fun and enjoyable 2 days spent making an axe. Gary and Joss were both great throughout, providing support and advice to make a good quality piece even with no prior knowledge. They also give you enough flexibility to make it feel like you've made something truly unique and bespoke at the same time. Would recommend to anyone who wants to experience being a blacksmith"

23 Mar 22'

John Maloney reviewed: 60 layer damascus knife/axe making course.

"Wow! Thoroughly enjoyed this course. The tutors were knowledgeable skilled and attentive to the needs and various levels of experience of their customers. Gary and Jos are obviously skilled artisans and their patience and skill base lend themselves to a very enjoying and fulfilling experience. What needs to be said, it’s super fun realising a dream. Hot metal, hammers noise and something tangible to take away. If you don’t take the opportunity to do something like this then you will regret it for ever. It’s an experience I will treasure. Keep it up guys. Happy bunnies are miserable compared to doing this!"

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