Nordic Crafts Weekend

Nordic crafts | Viking knife | Kent | South east

Who’s it for?

We’ve designed this Nordic crafts weekend with Kaos Blacksmiths to give a sound introduction to anyone interested in working with metal and green wood, all based in a stunning outdoor setting at our ancient woodland camp in Kent.

We don’t believe that you can learn both of these fantastic skills in a single course anywhere else.

What will I do?

We’ve combined two traditional craft skills for this unique weekend – metal working and greenwood working. You will be shown, and given the opportunity, to make a Viking style knife and carve a Swedish spoon from greenwood.

Day 1 will be spent learning the ancient art of the blacksmith:

  • We will show you how to use an iron age pit forge, where you will make your very own Viking knife.
  • You’ll be shown, and given time, to make a sheath for your knife.

Day 2 will involve carving with axes and knives:

  • We’ll teach you a variety of Swedish axe and knife carving techniques.
  • You will also learn to identify which strokes are best suited to different kinds of cuts.
  • You’ll then make your own Swedish style spoon from greenwood.

There might even be some Scandinavian dishes on the menu.  A lot packed into this Nordic themed craft weekend, but if there is any spare time we’ll throw in some bushcraft as well!

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Other information

Location: Westwell, Kent

Duration: 2 days

Start: 6pm Friday

End: 4pm Sunday

Course size: Maximum of 8

Catering: Fully catered

Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp. We’ll transport your bags in our 4×4.

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by Martin Bastone on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Nordic crafts

Great fun. Really enjoyed the course and the company.Learnt lots and not just from Gary and Ross. Food was excellent.The views on the way up to the site were terrific. Also good on the way down.A highly recommended experience.Martin

by john day on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Nordic Crafts

HiJust a note to say great weekend, food and company would highly recommend this course will be looking to book again in the future.Thanks

by Sue Douglas on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Knife and spoon

Had a great time on the Nordic weekend course, everyone is friendly and knows their stuff, great food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere, came home with my hand made knife and spoon very proud of them!My favourite part of the whole weekend Willow the dog, only kidding, I was the only lady on the course but don't let that put you off, it realty is for everyone, one tip bring marshmallows and crackers to make smores over the fire, see you again soon guys, cheers Sue xx

by Peter Myers on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Nordic weekend

Best weekend ever, wonderful setting, great company, fab walking and most of all learnt new skills, give it a go it's stunning.

by Alan Metcalfe on Jack Raven Bushcraft
August 2016

Originally posted on our Facebook page.Brilliant Nordic Craft weekend. Thank you so much all of you for making this the best course I have been on in years. Both Matt and I learned loads but had such a relaxing time as well. Nicola, the food was fantastic and has inspired both of us to try new things. Gary and Ross, your complete professional knowledge and understanding of your skills delivered in such a calm confident and fun way was inspirational to both of us in our delivery of our Archery sessions. If you only ever go on one course this year, go on a Jack Raven course. you won't be disappointed. I'm already looking forward to my next one. Thanks Guys.

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