I had a great time doing this course with Dave; great teaching style making sure I knew exactly what to do at all times (including quick demonstrations), while not being too over the shoulder and stifling.
Very happy with the end product too. 10/10 experience
Got this for an Anniversary present for my husband who loves watching Forged in Fire and I couldn’t wait for his reaction when he got home.
He absolutely loved it, it couldn’t have been better and the knife he made was amazing. He also couldn’t praise the instructor Andy enough who he said was very helpful and knowledgable.
A very enjoyable day and he can’t wait to go back so I will definitely get him on the Axe making course next.
Thank you so much x
What an amazing experience, i spent the day making a one of a kind chef knife under the skilled guidance of Dave and Andy.
The wealth of knowledge, techniques and skills learnt from the day are something ill never forget. As a chef and craftsman myself, i cant say enough how good these gents are at what they do. Ill be saving up for my next trip no doubts about that.
What a fantastic experience! Spent a great day learning a number of processes and techniques, and ended up with a highly personalised kitchen knife that will last a lifetime. Dave and Andy were great, clearly explaining each step, ensuring you understood the process without hovering over your shoulder all day. Would highly recommend this course, and will be checking out the etsy shop in the future too!
It was a brilliant experience at Highfield Forge, Andy was welcoming, friendly and knowledgable. He and Dave gave clear guidance, instructions and support without doing it for you; really made you feel accomplished. Forged an axe that I've already used to chop logs for the fire. Highly recommend the experience.
I received a kitchen knife course as a gift, great gift and great day.
Two nice and knowledgeable guys, very friendly and good delivery style. Very relaxed and patient.
Dave led the class and provided some very nice pine cone and resin scales that he had made. Very unique and gave a great finish.
I came away with a great knife that is usable and a great talking point.
If you or someone you know is thinking of trying this then I would definitely recommend the Highfield forge.
They also make items to order.
I bought this course for my brother's Birthday who has always seemed interested in blacksmithing but struggled to find opportunities.
I cannot express more that my expectations were completely blown away at how brilliant a time he seemed to have had. He has shown his knife (that he crafted there, himself) to anyone that is even remotely interested.
I am so thoroughly satisfied with how the day went that the next plan is for my dad and myself to go with him next time.
By all accounts, Andy and Dave sound like brilliant, genuine guys that my brother got on with very well and it was not at all awkward. I was also surprised as to how much freedom my brother had in crafting the knife, since it sounds as if he was able to do 99% of the crafting unassisted, but with guidance and instruction from Andy and Dave.
A fantastic service which is more than recommended by me, especially if you are up North (we travelled from Liverpool) as there seems to be limited forges around here, which is reflected in this review and the others.
My husband just finished his axe today with Andy and it came out perfect. The teaching was very hands on and we enjoyed every second. Andy is super friendly making the experience worth while. We look forward to coming back soon to make something else!
Andy & Dave are friendly, knowledgeable, patient & skilled. Course was fantastic, end product was fantastic even with the added curveball of the current safety guidelines to be adhered to. Highly recommend Highfield Forge
What an awesome time today making a knife at Highfield forge.
Andy and Dave were absolutely superb and explained everything step by step in a very clear way. Even when I forgot some instructions they were on hand to give advice and point me back in the right direction.
The end result was me walking out of the forge with my own knife and sheath which was so satisfying. I will definitely be back to have a go at the axe making!
Highly recommend anyone giving this course a go, well worth every penny!
Cannot recommend this place enough!!
I was scared to participate due to a joint and bone issue, but I am so glad I did!! Not only was it incredibly fun and informative, but it made a product I am so proud of! Dave and Andy helped as much as I wanted and supported me if I was struggling.
My boyfriend also took part and had an incredible day too, we even learned about other things the guys make after the course ended.
We both rate this place and both guys very very highly and can't wait to return soon!
What an experience, had the most amazing day in the forge.
Well taught and structured, will definitely be booking again.