1 Day Axe Forging Course – Hammerhead Upcycling



In this class you will be tasked to forge an old hammerhead into a single edged axe.  You could even use your own hammerhead for this.

Forging down the larger side to form the main blade of the axe.  From there you will hammer it to shape and adjust the rest of the hammer to your taste.  This could involve reshaping the back end of the hammer if you desired.

At the end of the day, you should have forged, hardened & tempered (this stage I will do whilst teaching you how to do it) and ground your axe to the desired end shape which will include grinding on an edge as well as sharpening it.

The final stages will be to fit it to a haft, before oiling it.  Your end result should be a completed axe, forged from an old hammerhead.


  • Arrive 9am
  • 9:20 Fire up the forge
  • Begin forging hammer
  • 12-1 forge to final shape
  • Harden & temper
  • Lunch 30min/1 Hour
  • Choose and Prepare the haft
  • Grind axe to final shape
  • Sand & polish
  • Fit to haft
  • Close 5:30pm