Courses in blacksmithing

Jude Berry offers the following courses in blacksmithing. Listed prices are for individual bookings and students attending a course will be part of a small group of up to 6 adults. One-to-one tuition is also available on request. Basic blacksmithing An introductory course in which you will learn some of the fundamentals of blacksmithing. Working on a project, the course will cover forge safety, basic forging techniques (such as drawing out, forging points, twisting, hot cutting, scrolling and punching) and correct body mechanics.

Knife making courses

1 day knife making course

Forge a simple, high carbon, bushcraft or kitchen knife in a day. These knives are simple but functional and give you an excellent taste of the knife making process. For an additional £30 make it out of pattern welded( damascus) steel. 

 

from £140 per person

2 day Damascus knife making course

Make your own damascus steel. Learn about the ancient art of pattern welding. Begin by making a billet from high carbon steel, folding and forge welding it until you get the desired layer count and pattern.  You will the forge it into a blade of your design, learn how to heat treat it and bring out the pattern. Finally you will learn to carve, lacquer and attach hardwood handle.

This process that will yield a beautiful and unique damascus knife.

 

from £325 per person

3 day Damascus knife making course

This course can be booked with up to three people but will otherwise be taught one to one. Learn to make your own pattern welded steel, then forge it into a blade of your own design

 

from £445 per person

Damascus steel axe making

This course we can be booked with up to two people but will otherwise be taught one to one. Learn to make your own pattern welded steel  axe.

 

from £600 per person

 

Blacksmithing courses

Blacksmithing taster course

An introductory course in which you will learn some of the fundamentals of blacksmithing. If you’ve never had experience working a forge, I’d recommend completing this before you move on to one of the more advanced courses. Working on a project, the course will cover forge safety, basic forging techniques (such as drawing out, forging points, twisting, hot cutting, scrolling and punching), striking, hammer use and use of other basic tools.

Course legnth 3-4 hrs – £50

 

 

from £50 per person

1 day blacksmithing course

work on a simple project e.g. bottle openers, candle holder, letter opener

 

from £120 per person

 

2 day blacksmithing course

work on a simple project e.g. bottle openers, candle holder, letter opener

 

from £200 per person

3 day knife making courses - Save 10% off!

Save 10% when you book a 3 day pattern welded knife making course.

Group bookings - Save 10% off!

Save 10% on group bookings of 3 to 6 people.

 

Kids group bookings.

Save 15% off kids group bookings.

 

Make your own Damascus wedding rings - from £450 per pair

Make a unique pair of pattern welded stainless steel wedding rings made from the same billet.