Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife.
You will learn to:
- use the forge anvil and hammer
- able to identify the temperature of steel by looking at the colours
- learn the art of hardening and tempering, forging and drawing with the hammer. Blacksmith made knifes differ from commercial made knifes in that they are not ground with a grinder but shaped with the hammer.
The tutor Richard Eaton is a professional blacksmith making artistic and traditional ironwork as well as heritage work in Shropshire. He has a deep passion for making knives.