At the moment we organize damask steel courses only by order

When you want your knife to have a unique and durable blade, join my two-day long damask steel blade course. Blade laminating is an age-old way of making eye-catching blades. Successful forge welding is the beginning and end of making damask steed blades – this means plenty of challenges, sweat and even some failures before final success. The work stages include three-layer lamination, forge welding, acidification, etching and blade design. I only take six students at a time because I want to guarantee individual teaching and provide participants with happy experiences of learning and achieving. Please note that during the course we will study only damascus blade making.

The Damask steel blade course in an intensive, two day course at our Hanhiniitty blacksmith workshop in Niinisaari, Puumala. The course’s timetable will be agreed together. The course will be 16 hours altogether.

If you have no previous forging experience, we recommed that you first participate to our Finnish knife making course.

The Course
I will teach how to make an unique and durable blade. On the course we’ll learn all the processes that you have to go through in blade forging. The work stages include three-layer lamination, forge welding, acidification, etching and blade design. It is possible to continue working also in the evenings. The Gallery of the workshop will act as resting place, with the possibility to make tea and coffee and use the microwave. All course participants will have to bring their own working clothes and it would also be good to have your own earmuffs.

The course costs 280 €/ person (inc. VAT 24%). The price includes teaching, machinery use, materials and tea or coffee daily. Minimum group size 4 person and max. 6 persons.


We help you to arrange accomodation if needed.

We will insure you for any damage caused by the organizer of the course. It is still recommended to take out your own personal accident insurance.

If you are intrested in this course, please contact to Martti: martti@hanhiniitty fi or + 358 40 740 1831

A more detailed course program and instructions will be sent to those who have registered.

I am glad to give any further information by e-mail martti@hanhiniitty.fi or by phone +358 40 740 1831.

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