Hand-forged knife with Thomas Toogood, Felix Kary and Tanner Bates


Venue The Cob Barn, Schumacher College, Dartington

With Thomas Toogood, Felix Kary and Tanner Bates

Times 1-3 November, 10-5pm



Next date 1st November 9:30 am

Book online below

About this course

March 29th – 31st (SOLD OUT) and 1-3 November
10-5 pm each day

Forge a blade. Carve a handle. Sew a leather sheath.

You will start this three-day journey learning the intricacies of metal selection, heating techniques and blade shaping with Thomas Toogood, local Devonshire Blacksmith from Longdog Smithy.

On day two you will work with Felix Kary to carve a handle for your blade from local hardwood and on the final day you will go to Tanner Bates to learn the art of leatherwork to make a sheath for your newly completed knife.

Friday and Saturday’s workshops are based at the Cob Barn, Schumacher College, Dartington, while Sunday’s workshop will be held at Tanner Bates Leather School, Webbers Yard, Dartington.

This amazing artisan course will guide you through the process of creating your own blade from scratch – you will craft your very own, totally unique handmade tool to add to your kit for years to come.

Equipment and safety gear provided.

Gift vouchers

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Booking T&Cs

For more information, please contact: crafted@dartington.org
Advance booking only
Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place

About the Craft Revolution

The Craft Revolution runs a vibrant programme of courses, projects, events and talks. It is a movement about making; a learning space, an ideas lounge, an action station. A story of ‘doing’ over ‘not doing’.

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Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

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Friday 1st November

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.


As a member, you’ll feel much more a part of our work, helping us to create a Dartington that is fit for the 21st century and is a model and test-bed for a sustainable society. You'll also get access to a wide range of great benefits, both on our estate and at partners across south Devon.