Create a beautiful, hand-crafted knife using only 100% recycled materials on this four day course.
On this course you'll:
- Forge your blade
- Temper the steel to get the perfect edge
- Be given the ability to make your own forge from recycled materials
- Handle your knife with wood, horn or antler
- Craft the sheath
- Get it razor sharp!
Ferg has been making knives for over 20 years and his experience is second to none. This is an extremely practical course and the pleasure in creating your own tool is a truly unique and timeless experience.
This is a fully catered course and people are encouraged to camp to immerse themselves in the process. You can bring your own tent or we can provide basic bell tents and beds (these are an additional £120) or you can have luxury accommodation in one of our furnished bell tents. Details here.
I booked on the 4 day knife making course run by the Wild Bushcraft Company. Communication beforehand was great - sorting out a tent, arranging to arrive the night before, welcoming me on site, all that stuff. The course, led by Jamie and Ferg, was really good too, learning how to use the forge, re-purposing old suspension springs into a knife blade, fabricating a handle and making a sheath, all in 4 days. I didn’t really think it was possible, but all 6 students came away with at least one completed knife. The site is beautiful too, with the forge tucked into a quarry on the site of an Iron Age hill fort - nice to think that we were continuing something that started best part of five thousand years before! The tent was big and well equipped with bed and light (the glamping versions came complete with decking, kitchen and a load of equipment) and the food was very, very plentiful (highlight was venison stew, lovely!) All in all a great weekend, and I’m very pleased with the outcome, and the knowledge gained to be able to do some of the same things at home.
Jason Gaskell, Guilford - Surrey