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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Woodland pit forge in use

How to make your own forge

This post was written by Ross Berry, our resident blacksmith and shows you how to make your own forge.  Thanks Ross. Backwoods Blacksmithing If you’ve ever wanted to be able to make some of your own bushcraft kit, such as knives and traditional fire steels, but thought that building a forge was out of your […]

Nordic crafts weekend

I thought I’d add a few photos from our first ever Nordic Crafts weekend.  It really was a fantastic weekend and the participants made some lovely items (I even got the time to make a leather sheath for my carving knife). The weekend was focused around 2 traditional craft skills – blacksmithing and carving.  The guys […]

Nordic crafts weekend

Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft photos

You might have seen our posts recently showing the shave horses  and pole lathes we’d made in preparation for the ‘Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft’ course.  Well, we ran our first one  last week and it was fantastic.  A great course to try out lots of craft skills and our students made some excellent items from both metal […]

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