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Make A Knife

Ever wanted to have a go go at blacksmithing or knife making?

Join us for a whole day activity – forging a knife from raw steel to a blade you will treasure forever.

Using the traditional Blacksmith tool kit of forge, hammer and anvil we first forge and shape the blade.  Once forged, a little tidying up with the file or grinder can be done prior to heat treating and attaching your handle.

There is nothing quite like a knife you have made your self, whether for outdoor use or in the kitchen.  During the day you will forge a blade as it has been done through the ages, with step by step instruction and feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the conclusion of your day.

We offer a full day activity from 8.15 am to 4.00 pm  Booking is essential.

We include lunch, a selection of gourmet pizzas provided by Wakefield’s own Cafe Rhubarb or other local products from the bakery depending on availability.

N.B.  Please let us know any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

You do not need any previous experience or skills – just enthusiasm and a willingness to give things a go.  We offer a unique day within the Nelson region and cater for all abilities.  However, due to the nature of the activity, we only accept children who are 13 years or older with adult supervision.

The cost per person is $210 , which includes lunch, all materials, our knowledge and at the end – a complete knife.

Payment can be made on the day by credit card, debit card or cash.

Our knife-making day is the ideal gift for those hard-to-buy for men ( or women ) in your lives, and also makes an great activity day to celebrate birthdays, team building days or simply to try something different.

Come prepared to get messy – old clothes and shoes that cover your feet (no jandles).  We operate rain or shine, so no need to worry about the weather.  Bring a camera and join us for a day to remember.

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