No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through:
- Forge safety
- Using a gas forge
- Forging the knife handle form
- Forging the blade to shape
- Shaping the handle by scrolling
- Heat treating, normalising hardening and tempering
- Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing
On this 1 day class we will forge a Blacksmith’s knife commonly known as the Viking Blacksmith’s knife, this knife is is also known as a Viking Knife, Blacksmith’s Knife and also a Viking Lady’s knife. I have based the design of these blades upon some iron age bog find knives from Denmark, having altered the shape a little from the original to make them more ergonomic and feel good in the hand.
This is a one piece knife with a forged handle. We will go through the basic forging, heat treating and sharpening of the blade.
At the end of the day you will go home with a fully finished and sharp knife that you have made yourself.
This is a perfect introduction to the craft of the Bladesmith.
Knife sheathes will be available for you to purchase for your knife at the end of the class.
The course day runs from 9am - 5pm.
Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flamable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather). No shell suits, fleeces or synthetic flammable materials (cotton and wool are perfect).
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Further information may be found on the Courses FAQ.
Please note, the minimum age to attend a class on your own is 18.