Forge & Fire


forge & fire | fire steel | flint & steel | Kent | London | south eastWho’s it for?

Held in conjunction with Kaos Blacksmiths, this  unique 1 day forge & fire course combines the ancient art of blacksmithing with leather working and essential bushcraft fire lighting skills.  It’s designed for anyone who’d like a fun day in the woods learning both blacksmithing and leather working.

What will I do?

You will be taken on a trip back in time and taught some of the skills of our ancestors.  Ross Berry, our resident blacksmith, will show you how to use an iron age pit forge and guide you through the techniques to make your own traditional fire steel.

    You will also make a leather sheath for your firesteel, char cloth to ignite and be given expert tuition in how to use your traditional fire steel.

    All tools and materials are included in the cost of this course.

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    Other information

    Location: Westwell, Kent

    Duration: 1 day

    Start: 10am

    End: 4pm

    Course size: Maximum of 8

    Catering: Lunch provided

    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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     3 reviews
    by Scott Griffiths on Jack Raven Bushcraft

    Great course delivered by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will be going back for more...

    by Stuart Doughty on Jack Raven Bushcraft

    Had a fantastic day yesterday (11/8/18) on the foundry day. Made a cool fire (lighting) steel and a pouch for it. Ended the day tired but exillerated, met some great people and thoroughly enjoyed learning some of the vast knowledge of the guys running the course. Relaxed fun and entertaining. A great gift for anyone with a lust for life, craft and nature.

    What a great day out

    Spent the day in an amazing setting making a leather pouch and a fire steel. Gary and Ross were fantastic tutors and the course was relaxing and creative.I’ve not done a course like this before, and this won’t be the last as I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The lunch, prepared by Nicola, was great too.Thanks guys!