Course Schedule 2020

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

2020 On-Demand Courses, where you can request a course, as a group of 3 or sometimes more.

2020 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


2020 Scheduled Courses

August 20208 to 10Basic BladesmithingFully booked
August 202020 to 23Special Project: Advanced Damascus Chef KnifeFully booked
August 202028 to 30Basic Bladesmithing4 places available
September 202023 to 27Full HouseFully booked
October 202019 to 30ABS Intro to BladesmithingFully booked
November 2020

2 to 6

Handles, Fittings and Sheaths

6 places available

November 202026 to 29Special Project, Dagger BuildFully booked
December 202016 to 20Full House2 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. Once added to the list, we will also let you know when our dates for our 2020 schedule are arranged.



Terms and conditions of booking

  • A nonrefundable, 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.