Blade In A Day

£180 1 day course

Traditional blacksmiths knives are some of the simplest tools that have been made by smiths for hundreds of years. They are a single piece of high carbon steel that do not have to have wooden handles fitted.

A great taster day for anyone interested in experiencing the basics of forging knives and a perfect foundation for any of our more advanced courses.

Upcoming Dates

7 Mar
4 Apr
1 Aug
2 Oct

9am - 5pm

During the day students will learn how to forge a traditional Swedish style knife from high carbon steel, also go through all the heat treating stages and finally grinding and sharpening their blades. leather sheaths are provided.

Please note – we do not fit wooden handles on this course.

further information

  • Courses are run at The Forge, South Harp Farm Yard, Over Stratton, Somerset TA13 5LB
  • Please arrive at 8.45am. Plenty of parking available.
  • Lunch is provided (as well as tea, coffee) - so you just need to arrive and we provide the rest.
  • There is also free camping in the orchard adjacent to the forge and space for campers or caravans.
  • Please wear good work clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. Steel toecaps not essential.
  • All equipment and safety gear will be provided. If you have a favourite hammer bring it along.
  • No previous experience is needed for this course.
  • Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements or medical conditions.

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