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Tools & Kit

Tools and all safety equipment will provided on the day.

Quality Teaching

We fit a lot into one day which is why, as well as H&S considerations, there are only 2 places per course.

The day is spent is the forge on the tools, not in a classroom!

Practice Makes Perfect!

 

Accommodation

The Grove Arms at Ludwell is a few minutes away on the A30

(http://www.grovearms-ludwell.co.uk/)

Shaftsbury town is 10 minutes away and has a good selection of hotels and B&B's

www.shaftesburytourism.co.uk

 

 

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Blacksmith Knife Making

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An opportunity for just two people, either together or two individuals..

You will learn the basics of metalwork, and have a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will then concentrate on the Knife Making project. This day is aimed at beginners , although some prior blacksmith experience will help, it is not essential.

By the end of the day, you will have your own knife based on either the Finnish puukko knife or a Viking utilities knife. The course will cover technical elements such as fire welding heat treating as well as sharpening and maintaining your knife.

As this course is aimed exclusively at just two people, you will have plenty of time for one-to–one tuition.

The Blacksmithing Knife Making day is very physical, and you may find suitable refreshment at the excellent pub almost next door!

Ian Thackray trained at Warwickshire College, and obtained his National Certificate in Blacksmithing. He has now been awarded The Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.

Course cost

£185.00 per person including all materials used

Next course dates

  • Saturday 9th June 2018 full pending confirmation

Booking

 

Please contact us to request a place on a course, or register your interest.

Venue

The Forge

Berwick St John

Shaftesbury

Dorset

SP7 0HA

 

 

 

DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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