Blacksmith

Axe Making Weekend - Come and forge your own Viking Bearded Axe and learn how to use it!

 (Please note that this will be held at Rangers Reserve in Touws River, Western Cape)

Saturday - Will be spent in Rangers Reserve forge, using high carbon steel and learning traditional methods of drifting and forging.  Additionally, we shall be spending time on forging your own choice of runes into the axe head. You will complete by the end of the day your very own Viking Bearded Axe to take home with you. 

Sunday - Will be spent in the outdoors on our campsite as an introduction to basic survivalcraft, where you will put both your new skills and your axe to the test. During the day some of the elements you will learn are priorities of survival, bug out bags, safe cutting tool handling, shelters (tarps and knotwork), firelighting.

Cost Per Person Including Camping – R3,300

 

Optional Extras 

Monday – You can spend the day learning defense craft. Our system of close quarters combat. You will learn how to defend yourself against knives, panga’s, firearms and basic hand to hand techniques. The system has been built over many years for teaching operators for working on the African continent. It is a highly effective amalgamation of six different disciplines with focus of defending against multiple attackers. You will also learn the psychology of attack and acquire the skills of reading body language of imminent threat scenarios. Wear comfortable clothing and trainers.

Tuesday – Learning the skills of pistol and shotgun. Techniques of pistol draw, sight acquisition, firearms safety, pistol retention, kneeling; standing; urban prone positions, isosceles and weaver stance. You will be working with blue guns and live fire on the range. With shotgun’s you will be learning fast, tactical and emergency reloads, sight acquisitions and shooting techniques.

Shooters will be expected to bring a hat, sun glasses, sun screen, covered in boots and long sleeve shirt/warm clothing.

 

Cost Per Person Including Camping - R500 Per Day Per Person + ammunition

R119 x 25 Shotgun Shells / R239 x 50 9mm – cost at going to print.

 

Throughout the 4 days food and drink can either be self catered or be bought at Rangers Reserve. Breakfasts and Evening meals to be arranged in advance. EFT in advance for breakfasts and evening meals. Cash sales for food purchased during the day.

Event Date 22-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 23-06-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 20-06-2019
Capacity 6
Registered 4
Available place 2
Individual Price 3,300
Location Rangers Reserve, Touws River, Western Cape
3,300 2

An introductory and intermediate Blacksmithing course that covers:

- equipment needed and how to make/source your own

- hammers and hammering, how to prepare and use them

- anvils, what to look for when buying or making your own, how to use the different parts of an anvil

- basic Blacksmithing methods like tapering, scrolls etc.

Participants will design and forge their own steel item to take home (a selections of items can be forged like fire pokers, a blacksmith steel knife, hook nails etc.)

Intermediate blacksmiths will be forging there own tongs or blacksmith rounding hammers.

Event Date 27-07-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 27-07-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 26-07-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 11
Available place 1
Individual Price R1,750
Location 117 Stilgeleë Ave, Die Wilgers, Pretoria
R1,750 1

An introductory and intermediate Blacksmithing course that covers:

- equipment needed and how to make/source your own

- hammers and hammering, how to prepare and use them

- anvils, what to look for when buying or making your own, how to use the different parts of an anvil

- basic Blacksmithing methods like tapering, scrolls etc.

Participants will design and forge their own steel item to take home (a selections of items can be forged like fire pokers, a blacksmith steel knife, hook nails etc.)

Intermediate blacksmiths will be forging there own tongs or blacksmith rounding hammers.

Event Date 17-08-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 17-08-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 16-08-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 0
Available place 12
Individual Price R1,750
Location 117 Stilgeleë Ave, Die Wilgers, Pretoria
R1,750 12

"Smi'da einn ox!" - Let's forge an axe!

Come and forge your own Viking Bearded Axe! We will use high carbon steel and some traditional methods to drift and forge these axes. We will also add handles so you can attack some trees with your awesome axe.

It is suggested that you first complete the beginner's course before attending this one as we will rely on some of the techniques we cover in the beginner's course.

 

As always lunch is included plus a whole lot of fun.

Event Date 14-09-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 14-09-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 13-09-2019
Capacity 6
Registered 6
Available place 0
Individual Price 2,500
Location 117 Stilgeleë Ave, Die Wilgers, Pretoria
2,500

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

An introductory and intermediate Blacksmithing course that covers:

- equipment needed and how to make/source your own

- hammers and hammering, how to prepare and use them

- anvils, what to look for when buying or making your own, how to use the different parts of an anvil

- basic Blacksmithing methods like tapering, scrolls etc.

Participants will design and forge their own steel item to take home (a selections of items can be forged like fire pokers, a blacksmith steel knife, hook nails etc.)

Intermediate blacksmiths will be forging there own tongs or blacksmith rounding hammers.

Event Date 12-10-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 12-10-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 11-10-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 0
Available place 12
Individual Price R1,750
Location 117 Stilgeleë Ave, Die Wilgers, Pretoria
R1,750 12