Bladesmithing Courses

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Bladesmithing Courses

Because of the high demand for course days. Your course dates can only be guaranteed to you once payment has been made in full at the time of booking. Because I only have a maximum of two students on any course I have to run the bookings on a first come first serve basis. Course fees are £220 per person for the one day bladesmithing course and £420 per person for the two day chef's knife course.

One day course

Two day course

The first day only is listed on the two day course

Thurs, 2nd and Fri, 3rd March 2023 Thurs, 27th April 2023

Thurs, 13th and Fri, 14th April 2023

Thurs, 25th May 2023
Thurs, 27th and Fri, 28th April 2023 Thurs, 8th June 2023
Thurs, 8th and Fri, 9th June 2023 Thurs, 22nd June 2023
Thurs, 22nd and Fri, 23rd June 2023 Thurs, 6th July 2023
Thurs, 6th and Fri, 7th July 2023 Thurs, 20th July 2023
Thurs, 20th and Fri, 21st July 2023

Once you've decided on a date I will give you my bank details so payment for the courses can be paid by BACS transfer. Once booked if there is a problem and either of us are unable to make the class I will reschedule another mutually acceptable date. If however you change your mind and just don't want to take a class and cancel later than one month before the scheduled course date I will charge a £50 administration fee and return the balance of your course fee.

Please bring your own packed lunch, I will have tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits on hand as we know forging is thirsty work. Classes will be held from my workshop at my home in Southampton, the address will be supplied at time of booking. Classes start at 09:00 when we'll have a coffee, tea or cold drink and a safety talk / induction and a walk around the tools in the shop. Leather aprons and gloves, safety glasses and any respiratory equipment will be supplied. You will need to wear suitable clothes; long trousers, long sleeved top, preferably cotton and robust leather shoes etc. No shorts or flip flops please, admittedly not much of an issue during winter, but you know what we get like when there's a bit of sun on show.

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One day course

A brute de forge style utility/hunting knife with a full flat tang handle and wrapped with para cord.

Two day courses

We make a chef's/kitchen knife with hidden tang, the first day will be spent making the blade, heat treating your knife and the second day will be spent making, fitting the handle and sharpening your knife. At the end of either the one or two day courses all knives are taken home in their own heavy Cordura zip up knife case for safe storage and transportation.

Sheath Making Classes

These can be booked up on an ad hoc basis by anyone who has a knife that they would like to make a sheath for, you will of course need to bring your knife along so we can make the sheath to fit.

Course prices are the same as the one and two day bladesmithing events. As a guide I would say that an undyed wet moulded leather pancake style sheath, glued, held with Kydex rivets and carried on a Spyderco belt loop or something similar would be achievable in one day. If time allows, dying and sealing the sheath may also be an option. This type of sheath holds your knife securely, offers multiple carry positions and is completly ambidextrous. These will be fun, but practical courses aimed at novice and maybe more experienced individuals alike, both going home at the end of the day with a functional man or lady blade or a beautifully hand crafted sheath.

A few photos and videos to give you an idea of what can be and has been made on the courses recently. Please click a photo to open.

Event Start Time Finish Time Price Capacity Registered Available
One day course 09.00 17.00 £220 per person Max 2 People 0
Two day course 09.00 17.00 £420 per person Max 2 People

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