Demonstrations – a unique experience for when you visit Edinburgh
Are you planning to visit Edinburgh and looking for things to see in the city? Have you ever wanted to see a knife being forged on an anvil by an experienced bladesmith? Do you want an unique experience in Edinburgh but don’t have the time for a lesson? A live bladesmithing demonstration may be for you.
Demonstrations can include;
- Forging a blade. As standard, this would be a small blade such as a sgian dubh which is an iconic Scottish knife. This is subject to change depending on any other commissions that I may have in motion at the time.
- pattern welding(damascus) making*
- Heat treatment of the blade . This involves heating the steel up and plunging it into oil to harden it.
heating a blade in the forge. Photograph by Robin Mair
Pricing and availability
Demo price is £60 per booking and is the same price for 1 person as it is for 5.
Due to space limitations, a group may contain a maximum of 5 people. No pets such as dogs are allowed in the forge part of the workshop.
Demonstrations are normally available on Monday to Friday by prior arrangement.
*Additional fees apply for any weekend bookings and damascus making demos.
Please specify what you would like to see when booking. Additionally, if you would like to see a demonstration on another aspect of sword or knife making, please ask us. It is our aim to give you a more personalised and unique experience when you visit Edinburgh.
Please contact us to arrange your visit!