18 Oct 22'
"If you have any interest in Blacksmithing, bladesmithing or just want a fun day out doing something practical, do this course. It’s a brilliant way to spend a day and I enjoyed my day from start to finish. Jon’s teaching style is fun and informative, he tells you clearly and concisely what you should be doing and if required gives a short practical demonstration, then it’s over to you. Thankfully Jon remains close at hand ready to step in if needed. It is a full on day and you spend your whole time working on your knife, heating, hammering, quenching, drilling, grinding and sanding, but there is also time to chat. I particularly enjoyed learning a little about how the physical state of the metal I was working on was changing during the course various processes we subjected it to and also hearing some of Jon’s blacksmiths anecdotes. I was impressed with the knife I produced, it’s fair to say that when I got home my wife was astounded with it. Top tip, select the option for Jon’s home made packed lunch, his wife’s sausage rolls are outstanding."