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Damascus/ Pattern Welded Knife Making Workshop

by Oldfield Forge



This is a fantastic two-day experience for guests to create your own Damascus / Pattern Welded Knife.

This is one of our most popular packages and looking at the quality of the knives produced by our guests, we can see why! Welcoming knife enthusiasts from all over the world, who have made their knives with us. All of our experience packages are taught in a relaxed and friendly environment where you will be made to sweat but will leave at the end of the day with a blade that you will cherish forever - along with a special memory and story to be told.

Our Damascus Knife Making is perfect gift for Christmas, Birthday or a Special Occasion.

Our two day experience covers the basic theory behind making pattern welded steel, more commonly known as Damascus steel. Our expert team will guide and support you through each process in the design and forging of your own pattern welded knife.

Fancy an alfresco lunch? During your time with us lunch can be enjoyed either in our adjoining woodlands or, if you prefer, in our Shepherd’s Hut or Scandinavian Lodge. Lunch is not included in the package but can easily be ordered in advance with our local family-run pub. You are of course more than welcome to bring a picnic from home. We also work with a number of local B&B’s and hotels who we know will look after you during your time with us.

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All of our vouchers are valid for 18 months from the date of purchase, with the Forge remaining open 7 days a week under Covid-19 restrictions. If a further national lockdown was to happen all vouchers will be given a further FREE extension, which should give the lucky recipient plenty of time to get in touch to book a date with us.

Day One is spent learning to make your own pattern welded / Damascus steel. Learn about the ancient art of pattern welding. Begin by making a billet from high carbon steel, folding and forge welding it until you get the desired layer count and pattern.

On Day Two you will proceed to forge it into a blade of your own design, learn how to heat treat it and bring out the pattern. This process will yield a beautiful and unique Damascus knife.

Breakdown of what is included:-

  • Choosing steels that will produce a good pattern
  • Making up a billet (stacked layers of alternating types of steel forge welded together)
  • Use of flux
  • Welding by hand and using a fly press as well as the power hammer
  • Pattern manipulation by twisting and surface manipulations (grinding or forging into the bar to expose layers)
  • Etching to reveal the pattern


The Forge is based in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire, Garway Hill, HR2 8HA.

Opening hours - We run courses from Monday through to Sunday all year round. Please be aware that weekends do get booked well in advance. All vouchers are valid for a full 18 months from the date of purchase, thus giving you plenty of time to get in touch and book a convenient date.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Participants are to be over 18 years old and must provide ID on arrival.

Price is for One person for Two Days.


The countdown to Christmas is on! Celebrate the end of the year in style and look ahead to a future of magical moments.


Please visit www.oldfieldforge.co.uk to view our online calenlder.

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