Iron sword forging experience


Book a Sword Forging Experience date on the calendar below.
Peter is very flexible, if you need to change the date, that’s ok & there’s no use by date.

If you don’t have a date yet and just want to buy a forging experience voucher (knives, swords & axe options) click here.

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My Iron Sword Forging Experience is a 4 to 4 1/2 hour blacksmith forging day where the person doing the forging experience will work with me to forge a sword

We will use historic swordsmith skills in the process.

People taking part would take their finished sword home with them.

I’ve developed my Iron Sword Forging Experience based on 10 years of my own experience in blacksmith forging swords, and on my knowledge and expertise as a swordsmith.

The Iron Sword Forging Experience has been one of the Petefire Blacksmith Forging Experiences quite a while now.

Very positive feedback

Adults and teenagers have done Iron Sword Forging Experiences, they were very positive about their experiences and it was clear that it was really stimulating and there was lots of opportunities to learn techniques and discuss the history of sword making.

Click on the pictures below to see photos of a typical sword.

In this six hour blacksmith forging experience you will work with Peter to hot metal forge a piece of flat bar steel into sword, with a cross guard and wooden handle.


The Iron Sword Forging Experiences take place at the Petefire forge in Chiswell Green, near St Albans in Hertfordshire, England. Here’s more information on the Petefire Forge location.

It’s a bit of a workout

It’s pretty physical and there’s a good deal of hammering involved, Peter will work with the person taking part and make sure that the work is progressing a pace that will allow the sword to be finished.

We don’t have other people on our Blacksmith Forging Experiences

It would only be you and anyone you’ve brought along to do the forging experience with you, or to watch and take photos and videos.

All our Blacksmith Forging Experiences are now indoors at the Petefire Chiswell Green Forge – so we’re not affected by the weather!