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 have just returned from the four day knife making course. Jamie was a great host with very clear instructions on the arrangements for the course. The campsite is very well laid out and environmentally friendly. I brought my own tent but the on site bell tents certainly could be described as glamping! Fergus the instructor was excellent and showed how forging can be accessible to everyone. He ensured nobody fell behind but he did make us do everything by hand so we got the appreciation of how to make a knife from first principles. The group size was perfect and everyone was very supportive. Everyone had different reasons for wanting to make a knife but were very supportive. Food and snacks were perfect for the type of course. Added bonus of axe throwing to de-stress at the end of the day was fun. All in all I cannot fault the arrangements, the campsite and the instructors.