3 Day Axe Making Course: 3rd – 5th Nov 2021


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This is a 3 day class forging two axes.

In this course we will forge one axe by forge welding an iron body around a steel edge and one by punching and drifting the eye.

To secure a place on this course a 50% deposit is required, the remainder being payable one month before the course begins. Alternatively, you may pay the full amount on booking.

5 Spaces Available

Pay a 50% deposit per item


No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

  • Forge safety
  • Using a gas forge
  • Forming and forge welding a bowtie construction axe
  • Forging an axe from EN 9steel using the punch and drift method
  • Profile grinding the axe
  • Heat treating , normalising, hardening, tempering
  • Blade finishing sharpening and edge testing
  • Fitting a tomahawk handle
  • Fitting a wedged handle

This 3 day class will take you through the process of making two hand axes, one made by the forge welded “bow tie” method of construction where a steel edge is forge welded into a softer iron body and then folded around on itself to form an eye. We will also make a punched and drifted axe from carbon steel.

At the end of the class you will go away with 2 axes with ash/hickory handles.