Iron sword forging experience


I’ve been developing my Iron Sword Forging Experience over the last few months and I’m very pleased that it’s now added to the Blacksmith Forging Experiences that Petefire have on offer.

Very positive feedback

Various teenagers and adults 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.

In this two day blacksmith forging experience you will work with Peter to hot metal forge a piece of flat bar steel into a rough sword.


The Iron Sword Forging Experiences take place at the Petefire forge in Chiswell Green, near St Albans in Hertfordshire. 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, so we advise having at least a few days between the first and second 2 hour sessions.

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.


People can buy an Iron Sword Forging Experience as a gift voucher for a friend or family member, or for themselves.

Although it’s not essential, people may benefit from doing a standard Petefire Blacksmith Forging Experience first as this will help to get to grips with blacksmith hammering.

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