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 £200 per person for the one day bladesmithing course and £400 per person for the two chef's knife making course.
One day course
Two day course
|Thurs, 3rd June||Thurs, 15th July|
Thurs, 17th and Fri, 18th June
|Thurs, 12th August|
|Thurs, 1st July||Thurs, 26th August|
|Thurs, 12th and Fri, 13th August|
|Thurs, 26th and Fri, 27th August|
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 a 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
We can make a forged herb chopper.
A brute de forge style utility/hunting knife, either with a forged twisted handle or a full flat tang handle and wrapped with para cord.
Please check back at regular intervals as I will post pictures of the items that you will be able to make on these courses.
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.
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 knife making days. As a guide I would say that an undyed pouch style sheath would be achievable in a day, but if you wanted to dye your sheath you would be looking at a two day course. This would allow time for your sheath to dry before stitching. These will be fun, but practical course 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||£200||2 People||0|
|Two day course||09.00||17.00||£400||2 People||
Please contact us for more details.