We are happy to announce that our brand new bladesmithing courses are fully open and we are accepting bookings!

BLADESMITH COURSES IN ESSEX

COME PLAY WITH FIRE

For centuries, fire has had an elusive allure. Now follow in our ancestors’ footsteps and learn how to create something beautiful with ancient inspiration.

Join us on one of our bladesmithing courses to create a Saxon-inspired blade.

The London Blacksmith offers courses that provide the opportunity to create a beautiful item inspired by ancient techniques in a relaxed environment. We allow attendees to not only learn the basics of bladesmithing, but to have a day to remember, with souvenirs to take home and keep.

The forge is situated a few miles south west of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey.

BLACKSMITH COURSES IN ESSEX

COME PLAY WITH FIRE

Fire has always had an elusive allure. Now come and learn how to play with it, and make something beautiful in the process!

Have you ever wanted to know how to swing a hammer, or know someone who would love to try their hand at blacksmithing?

The London Blacksmith offers courses that provide that opportunity at flexible times in a relaxed environment, allowing attendees to not only learn the basics of blacksmithing, but to also have a day to remember, with souvenirs to take home and keep.

The forge is situated a few miles south west of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Shared full day – 1 person*

£200

*You will be paired with another solo person

Shared full day – 2 people*

£400 (£200 PP)

*Maximum 2 people

COURSES DATE SCHEDULE

COURSE GALLERY

IN AND AROUND THE FORGE

WHO CAN DO IT?

Either an individual or two people can participate in the course. Anyone over 18 can apply to a course. 

Physical restrictions: Bladesmithing, like blacksmithing is a physically demanding job. Every applicant will have to take into consideration that they will be on their feet for the whole day, working with metal and swinging a hefty hammer for much of their time.

Applicants with medical conditions such as bad backs, heart conditions or joint pain are strongly advised not to participate.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Refreshments such as tea, and coffee will be provided, but bringing a packed lunch is advised.

When working in a workshop environment, clothing is very important. The best is denim jeans, a cotton t shirt or top, and strong sturdy shoes. Walking boots are preferable if possible. It’s worth mentioning as well that long hair will need to be tied back at all times.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Refreshments such as tea, and coffee will be provided, but bringing a packed lunch is advised.

When working in a workshop environment, clothing is very important. The best is denim jeans, a cotton t shirt or top, and strong sturdy shoes. Walking boots are preferable if possible. It’s worth mentioning as well that long hair will need to be tied back at all times.

WHAT DO WE MAKE?

The duration of the day will be spent making your Saxon-inspired blade. This involves not only forging the blade itself; taking the steel from block to shaped blade, but also creating a wooden handle that your blade will fit perfectly into, before finishing the whole piece with a brass cap on the end of the handle. 

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