In a nutshell

Where is it?
The experience will take place at the home workshop of the Heritage Craft Courses Company near Ripon.

Length of experience
This is a 2 day course. Approximate running time of 10am - 4pm each day.

What you need to know
Maximum group size for this experience is 3.

Minimum age is 21.

Please wear sensible clothes and steel toe cap boots or strong leather boots.

How much will it cost?
The rustic knife making course costs £450 for two days. All tuition and materials are included.

How to redeeem your voucher
Your e-voucher or gift box voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please call 0800 772 0825.

The small print
Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Hand Forge a Rustic Knife with Wooden or Antler Handle – 2 Day Course


This is a 2 day experience for all wild men and women out there!  Learn to craft your own hand made knife with either antler or a wooden handle under the gentle guidance of a fully qualified craftsman. Learn useful, life long skills.

You will spend two days at the forge learning to forge a 1055 steel rustic knife by hand and then put an antler handle or wooden  on the tang which makes it a hidden tang or full tang. Amongst other skills you will learn to grind, sharpen and heat treat the blade. 

This is the perfect experience for those wanting to learn ancient skills and to come away with a useful and beautiful knife to keep forever.

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Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.


Hand Forge a Rustic Knife with Wooden or Antler Handle – 2 Day Course

The ‘Hand Forge a Rustic Knife with Wooden or Antler Handle – 2 Day Course’ is run by Heritage Craft Courses, a company dedicated to heritage craft courses such as stick making, bushcraft and the associated skills such as knife making & English longbow making.

Their ethos is to promote ancient and modern skills in a lively, informative and enjoyable way in order to keep these traditional and ancient techniques alive. To provide informative experiences which the whole family can take part in and teach invaluable skills which could one day prove useful.

Heritage Craft Courses also offer a Damascus Steel Kitchen Knife Making Course and a Sword Making Course.