Course Schedule 2019 – 2020

2019 Scheduled Courses

Prices at a glance:

  • Basic Bladesmithing R5 900,  (2020 price R6 500)
  • Full House R9 500, (2020 price R10 500)
  • Damascus R6 900,  (2020 price R7 600)
  • ABS 2-week R14 800.  (2020 price R17 000)

Nonrefundable booking deposits: R1 500 (2020 deposit R2 000) for all courses except R2 000 for ABS Intro.
Scheduled courses can be joined individually, or with several people at once.  

12 to 15 Dec 2019Special Project Bowie Build1 place available

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 Bladesmithing 3 days3 people
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

January 20202 to 9Combination, Intro to Damascus and Handles, Fittings and SheathsFully booked
22 to 26Full HouseFully booked
February 202017 to 28ABS Intro to Bladesmithing5 places available
March 20202 to 6 Handles, Fittings and Sheaths5 places available
May 202027 to 31 Full House2 places available
June 202017 to 21Full House3 places available
August 202026 to 30Full House3 places available
October 202019 to 30ABS Intro to Bladesmithing4 places available
November 2020

2 to 6

Handles, Fittings and Sheaths

6 places available

November 202026 to 29Special Project, Dagger Build2 places available
December 202016 to 20Full House3 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.