Here at Mother Mountain Forge we run courses in knife making, blacksmithing, axe making, and many others. I love what I do and I started teaching myself smithing because I found the process fascinating. But it was a long and slow journey to teach myself over the last 16 years. So that is why I have put together a range of courses to teach people the basics and make their journey a little quicker and easier. Whether you are just interested in blacksmithing/knife making as a one off experience, or a continuing hobby, or if you are crazy like us and wish to start a small business, I am sure we offer a course to suit you. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than seeing the pride in someone’s eyes when they are holding something they have crafted themselves with my help. Anyone can do a course regardless of experience; we have everyone from lawyers, public servants to retired holiday makers and of course big burly boiler makers! The only restriction is age; you have to be 16 years and over for any knife making course, 13 years and over for the blacksmithing.
Here is a list of the courses we offer and the upcoming dates for each. We do offer midweek as well as weekend dates, so please check your calendar before booking. For full course details please click on the course title. Our courses are run with 2 people at a time. (except some specialised courses which are one on one)
** All courses include morning and afternoon tea, you will need to bring your own lunch and water bottle. You will also need fully enclosed leather boots, preferably steel caps and long pants. All other equipment will be provided.**