Traditional Blacksmithing Course

Traditional Blacksmithing one day tuition run by an award winning blacksmith with over 20 years hand forging experience. Students choose their own project to work on (within reason).

Firebird forge is located in the heart of one of the oldest private estates in the south east and to the back of the forge is the woods where the stories of AA.Milne were set (The Hundred Acre Wood). The forge is in a 1500 square foot former dairy and has 6 individual forging stations with anvils and hand tools, along with a steel worker, a Sahinler Sm40 Powerhammer and a Hercules 120kg Powerhammer for larger work.


Both experienced students and complete novices are welcome and tuition can be arranged in such specialisms as Composite Pattern Welding (Damasus steel) and Repousse work if required (at extra cost).

Mort the Blacksmith was formerly a doctoral Archaeologist with various University degrees and specialises in the authentic forging of historical iron and steel decorative work, toolmaking and blade forging.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

In general we limit our courses to 2 people at a time but if you are interested in a group booking then do get in touch with your requirements.

Tel : 07525 242315 or via the form here

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included along with safety equipment and with tea/coffee and biscuits provided through the day.

Lunch is not provided but there is a very good pub at the end of the lane if required or there is kitchen equipment if you wish to bring your own food (oven, microwave, 2 gas hobs, saucepans etc). Most people simply choose to bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

Students get to keep all the work they produce and extra finishes can be arranged by request (spray-galvanizing).

Additional information


Saturday 13th April, Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May, Friday 7th June, Saturday 8th June, Friday 21st June, Saturday 22nd June, Friday 5th July, Saturday 6th July, Friday 26th July, Saturday 27th July, Friday 6th September, Saturday 7th September


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