Have you always wanted to make and take home your own sword ?
Well, here is your chance !
The aim of this course is to forge out your own sword in five days.
I will take you through the process of:
Forging the blade to shape
Grinding and shaping the blade
Hardening and tempering the blade
Sharpening and edge testing
Fitting a cross guard, handle and pommel
We will be making a single handed, double-edged arming sword blade (or similar.) Cross guards and pommels will be provided for you to fit to the sword.
These will be real “sharp swords” and we will have a chance to test the blades against ‘Tatami’ mats and hanging rope.
The course will be conducted using basic hand tools, hammer, anvil and fire ,there will also be powered grinders at hand to speed the process along.
This will be an intensive 5 day course. No previous forging experience is needed. You will however need determination !
The course will be held from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (although we may end up working later if necessary)
Materials and safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flammable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather). No shell suits or fleeces.
Course Price: £1100
DATES 2018 & 2019
13th – 17th August 2018….class full
1st – 5th October 2018….class full
19th – 23rd November….places available
NEW DATE 2019 : 18th – 22nd February 2019
To secure a place on one of these courses please send a 50% deposit……… £550
Booking a course Payment via PayPal, bank transfer please.
I normally schedule my classes 6 months ahead so if you are interested in this class later on in the year please enquire as I most probably have future dates that are not yet on the website.
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