5 Day Class – From Ore to Knife


06.The_fire_is_litA Journey Through Making Steel !

5 day class covering the process of smelting iron and steel, consolidating the bloom down and making a finished knife out of the materials.

This is possibly my most challenging class to date, both for myself & the students !

This 5 day class will take you through the process of making a knife starting out with iron ore and ending up with a finished handled knife.

We will spend 2 days smelting, 1 day building a furnace and then 1 day running it.

The resulting bloomery material will be forged into bar stock for making knives. The bar stock will be shared between the people attending the class. From this stock we will shape our knives by forging and grinding the blades and fitting simple handles.


We will aim to each end up with a small kitchen/general use knife or seax.

This is a rare chance to make yourself a very unusual thing – a knife made absolutely from scratch, literally from rock to finished knife!

Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have flammable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather).
No shell suits or fleeces!


NEW DATE for 2019 / 2020

20th – 24th July 2020 (Monday – Friday)…….places available.

The price of this 5 day long course is £1100

To secure a place on this course please send a 50% deposit  …….  £550

Payment via Paypal, Bank transfer.

Please read the terms & conditions before Booking a course

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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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