A Hand Forged Knife in a Day


Name: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

Website: http://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk/workshops.htm


Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

£150 each day inc lovely lunch etc There will be a small materials charge payable to Mark on the day to cover costs of steel and charcoal.


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls. We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days, Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles


This knife-making course is more akin to silversmithing than blacksmithing, using light hammers and finesse rather than brute force.

During the day you will design, hand forge, heat treat (harden and temper), make and rivet on a wooden handle before honing the knife to razor sharpness.

Whether you chose to make a fruit knife, small kitchen prep knife or a replica Saxon eating knife the choice is yours, what you will take home is totally unique hand made with a personality all of its own, a rustic and almost historic looking piece.

An important aspect of the course will be using the very simple bucket forge, improvised anvils and some basic tooling allowing you to replicate this simple, cheap and compact set up if you decide that knife making might be a new hobby for you.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
20/06/2018 20/06/2018 9.30-4.30
21/06/2018 21/06/2018 9.30-4.30
22/06/2018 22/06/2018 9.30-4.30