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A video from our Nordic Crafts course

We took this short video on our Nordic Crafts course.  It was a bit blowy on the Saturday but much calmer on Sunday.  What a unique opportunity to make your very own Viking style knife in a pit forge, complete with leather sheath as well as learn Swedish axe and knife carving techniques to carve […]

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A short video from a Spoon Carving day

This video was taken on our Spoon Carving day course in May 2019.  It was a beautiful day and the sun shone on us throughout.  During the day we looked at knife and axe safety, use and maintenance as well as a variety of carving tools.  We also covered different cutting techniques as well as […]


Axes

Axes are fantastic tools and one that I believe is important for bushcrafters to master.  On our 2 Day Axe Workshop the first thing I do is to look at different kinds of axes and then describe to our students the different parts of an axe.  Mostly they’re named after body parts, even if the order […]

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Bushcraft Tools 1

On our last Carving course Miles, one of the participants, asked me if I could send a list of the various carving and bushcraft tools that we’d been using over the weekend.  Instead I thought I’d write a post covering some of the bushcraft tools we use on a regular basis. This first photo below shows […]


Bronze age axe handle 1

I wrote a post a couple of months ago about a bronze axe head.  Ho Kyung brought it along to our Axe Workshop back in November.  Well it seems I was wrong, he didn’t forget it; his girlfriend Julie, also a friend of mine from tai chi, is an archaeologist and has asked if I’ll make […]

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bronze axe head

Bronze axe head 1

Last week we ran our Axe Workshop.  Ho Kyung came along and brought a reproduction bronze axe head.  Ho Kyung’s girlfriend, Julie, is an archaeologist and lent him the axe head on the strict understanding he look after it.  He promptly forgot it and left it at our woodland camp.  I have it in safe keeping […]