Blacksmith Experience forging photos

Photos from one of my Blacksmith forging experience days

Lester and I made a kitchen knife during his two day forging experience, which he later added a wooden handle to, we had two really good days of forging.

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, forging experience days

We made the kitchen knife over a two day forging experience session. Lester had a week between sessions, I normally advise people to have a break of a few days as forging tests muscles that may not normally be used.

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, forging experience days

In this picture we are Smith and Striking the handle portion of his knife using a small Dog head hammer and large sledge hammer I forged with a large round face on one side and a compressed oval face on the other.

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, forging experience days

The ovular face of the teaching hammer means that the kind of force it generates squeezes the metal in a more refined direction than the round face which spreads in all directions.

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, forging experience days

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Petefire Artist Blacksmith, forging experience days

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, forging experience days

Want to book a blacksmith forging experience – either for you or a family member? You can buy a one day or two day / two person forging experience on our website or contact 01923 350596, 0777 999 1551 (John) or peter@petefire.o.uk.