Class Schedule

There is nothing quite like hand forging your own knife. These introductory classes will teach you how to hand forge as it has been done through the ages with step by step instruction by Neels van den Berg, American Bladesmith Society Journeyman Smith and member of the Knifemaker's Guild of Southern Africa. The class focuses on the fundamentals of forging, grinding and heat-treating.

No previous Bladesmithing experience is needed but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn is important.

NOTE: Maximum of 8 students per class

WhatsApp Booking: 0834513105 (Neels)

January 2020

DATE: DAY: DESCRIPTION: COST: AVAILABLE:
18 Jan 2020 Saturday Introduction To Bladesmithing - 1 Day Class (7:45am - 6pm) R1500 Per Person Fully Booked
25 Jan 2020 Saturday Introduction To Bladesmithing - 1 Day Class (7:45am - 6pm) R1500 Per Person

Fully Booked

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February 2020

DATE: DAY: DESCRIPTION: COST: AVAILABLE:
1 Feb 2020 Saturday Introduction To Bladesmithing - 1 Day Class (7:45am - 6pm) R1500 Per Person Fully Booked
8 Feb 2020 Saturday Introduction To Bladesmithing - 1 Day Class (7:45am - 6pm) R1500 Per Person 6 Spaces Available
15 Feb 2020 Saturday Introduction To Bladesmithing - 1 Day Class (7:45am - 6pm) R1500 Per Person 6 Spaces Available
22 Feb 2020 Saturday Introduction To Bladesmithing - 1 Day Class (7:45am - 6pm) R1500 Per Person 4 Spaces Available

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Booking:

Please read the terms & conditions before booking! If you wish to book a course, please phone me on 083 451 3105 for availability as the website is not always up to date.

Map:

Click here to download a MAP and Driving directions for Black Dragon Forge in Adobe PDF format.

Terms & Conditions:

  • FULL payment upon class booking. Any cancellations forfeits the full class fee.
  • Payment can be made via bank transfer, cash or card (Card facilities at the forge)
  • Please make 100% sure you can attend the class on your selected class date. Rescheduling will not be allowed.
  • I am currently only offer classes for students 14 years and older. Minors will need to be accompanied by a legal guardian for the duration of the class.
  • Safety equipment is provided for all classes in the form of safety glasses, apron and leather gloves.
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.
  • Please ensure that you have non-flammable clothing and sturdy leather shoes or boots. No shorts!
  • In the unlikely event of a class being cancelled by me, all class fees are fully refundable. However I cannot be responsible for any other costs incurred.
  • You must be in reasonably good physical condition in order to successfully complete any of my classes. Bladesmithing requires a degree of exertion. The dangers for those who have mobility issues will make these classes difficult or impossible to complete. When in doubt, phone me on 083 451 3105 to discuss.
  • Failure to realize that you are not physically capable, will not be grounds for a refund.
  • I reserve the right to deny classes to anyone who I consider not physically capable of completing the given class.
  • Class Vouchers are valid for 2 months only - Start is from the date of issue.
  • Click here to download a MAP and Driving directions for Black Dragon Forge in Adobe PDF format.