What’s it about?
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’ll 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’ll 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.
You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
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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Had a really great day making a fire steel and leather pouch for it. Ross and Gary were excellent tutors with lots of knowledge and experience, very interesting. Thanks also to Nicola for a delicious lunch. I would definitely recommend and will be going on more courses and in fact am doing a foraging one this weekend.
Great course delivered by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will be going back for more...
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.
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.