Course Schedule 2021

All courses for 2020 have been rescheduled for 2021 due to Kevin having injured his hand badly (not a workshop accident, but a motorbike "incident" not an accident), putting him out of action for the rest of 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

Our classroom.


Prices at a glance:

  • Basic Bladesmithing R6 500,
  • Full House R10 500,
  • Intro to Damascus R7 600,
  • ABS 2-week R17 000
  • Handles, Fittings and Sheaths R9 600
  • Look and Learn R1 000

2021 On-Demand Courses, where you can request a course, as a group of 3 or sometimes more.

2021 On Demand Courses

date on demandIntro to Damascus 3 days3 people
date on demandLook and Learn 1 day4 to 12 people
date on demandOne-on-one coursesdepending on project


2021 Scheduled Courses

February 10 to 14Full HouseFully booked
February 26 to 28Basic Bladesmithing4 places available
April 5 to 9Full HouseFully booked
April 12 to 23ABS Intro To BladesmithingFully booked
April 26 to 30Handles, Fittings and Sheaths6 places available
May 14 to 16Basic Bladesmithing4 places available
May 26 to 30Full House1 place available
June 7 to 18ABS Intro to Bladesmithing4 places available
June 21 to 25Handles, Fittings and Sheaths5 places available
July 2 to 4Basic Bladesmithing3 places available
July 14 to 18Full House3 places available
September 13 to 24ABS Intro to Bladesmithing6 places available
September 27 to Oct 1Handles, Fittings and Sheaths6 places available
October 13 to 17Full House3 places available
December 15 to 19Full House3 places available
December 28 to 30Basic Bladesmithing4 places available

Examples of knives forged on the "Full House" course.

Heavin Forge reserves the right to cancel and change dates of courses.

Our courses are very popular and book up quickly. Please email us to be added to our cancellation/waiting list, we will contact all of you if a student cancels and take a replacement on a first-come, first-serve, basis.



Terms and conditions of booking

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of  R2 000 per person is required to secure booking.  Please email us at to check that the course dates are still available and for us to send you our bank account details, they are not on the website to avoid double bookings.
  • Balance of course fees to be paid in full one month prior to course dates.


Your booking deposit is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another class date but can be transferred to another student for the same course that was booked.  Notice of cancellation must be done no later than one month prior to the date of the start of the class.  Refunds (less deposit) can only be made after that date if a replacement student fills the vacancy.  No refunds will be given if a student withdraws once the class has begun.

  • You are welcome to pay the course off monthly, just make certain to keep us up to date with payments.
  • Bunkhouse:  R180 per person per night, self-catering, payable when you arrive.
  • We now have separate accommodation and ablutions for ladies or couples at the same price as the bunkhouse.