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2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #31332

This course is fantastic! Gary and Joss really know their craft and have a great ability to pass this knowledge on in such a way that in just two days you can take plain stock material and fully forge, grind, heat treat an finish a quality knife. After the two days I now have a beautiful and functional kitchen knife that I have the pride in knowing that I made, every time I use it.

Response from Friargate Forge:

Thanks so much glad you like your knife!
Gary + Joss

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #31250

Absolutely brilliant course. Gary and Josep are very easy to work with and excellent teachers. Highly recommend anyone who is interested in giving bladesmithing a go tries this course.

Response from Friargate Forge:

Thanks, was a pleasure working with you
Gary

60 layer damascus knife/axe making course.

In-person course
- - #30763

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60 layer damascus knife/axe making course.

In-person course
- - #30761

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Response from Friargate Forge:

Thank you so much was a pleasure especially the cake 🧁!

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #30638

What a great experience forging with both Gary and Joseph. Both lads masters of their craft who will help in any way necessary to create the perfect blade. Had a great time creating my damascus blade and it is exactly what I expected after watching Forged in fire. A lot of hard work and timely advice in how to go through the whole process from start to finish of forging and grinding a knife.

Thanks lads

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #30339

Just finished a thoroughly enjoyable 2 days of axe making at Friargate Forge with Gary, a man with a real mastery and love for his craft. The course struck just the right balance of hands on (sweat inducing!) experience with enough assistance and guidance to ensure that you leave with an axe to be proud of. Just got home and my hatchet made short work of splitting a partially seasoned cherry log. Would definitely recommend.

Response from Friargate Forge:

Thanks Peter was a pleasure having you at the forge and you did superb well done 👍

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #28635

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Basic blacksmithing course

In-person course
- - #28624

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Response from Friargate Forge:

Thank you, so happy you both enjoyed your time at the forge
Thanks Gary

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #28564

Absolutely amazing 2 days, I managed to make an axe that I'm proud of and gained a huge amount of new skills in metalwork, as well as having a really good laugh doing it. Gary teaches in a way that is attentive without being overbearing and I've thoroughly enjoyed the course in every way.

Response from Friargate Forge:

Thanks Josh, was a pleasure having you at the forge
Thanks again

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #28527

Gary was amazing at arranging this fantastic experience for my partner's birthday . He was welcoming and extremely helpful and skilled and my partner had a fantastic time 😊
His knife is incredible and Gary was a great teacher. I would recommend this to everyone really great fun . Thanks Gary

Response from Friargate Forge:

Thanks was an absolute pleasure

Basic blacksmithing course

In-person course
- - #27248

Can't praise Gary enough, the day was fantastic, felt at ease straight away and he's a great teacher. Got finished the two projects i wanted to make, cooking tripod and fire steel, still had time left over to make a toasting fork. I will certainly be back to do the knife making course in the future and hopefully more.

2 day knife/axe making courses

In-person course
- - #26980

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Basic blacksmithing course

In-person course
- - #26504

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Basic blacksmithing course

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Basic blacksmithing course

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- - #23373

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Basic blacksmithing course

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- - #20848

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Basic blacksmithing course

In-person course
- - #20852

Fantastic fun days with Gary in the forge. Learnt so much and bought home 2 wonderful pieces. Already booked next course. Cannot recommend highly enough.