Forging Hammer 101

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The forging hammer is the foundation of forging for a blacksmith. This course introduces the techniques required to create a traditional forging hammer that is the right weight, size and balance according to the body and style of the smith. 

Starting out as a block or billet of steel, students will design a hammer head, forge the billet to size, punch the eye for the handle and forge in some decorative fullers. To finish off students will heat treat the hammer head, shape the handle from spotted gum and fit it to their hammer ready for use.


  • Steel selection: hard vs tough

  • Use of oil or gas furnaces and coke forges

  • Anvil forging of large billets

  • Striking and cooperative blacksmithing

  • Punching the eye with a hydraulic press

  • Handle Shaping and fitment

  • Heat treatment

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Class Schedule

One day - 9am to 5pm

What you will learn
  • Steel selection: hard vs tough
  • Anvil forging of large billets
  • Heat steel using oil or gas furnaces and coke forges
What you will get
  • All materials provided
  • Safety gear: leather blacksmithing aprons, eye protection and ear plugs
  • One forging hammer

What to bring
  • Just yourself!
  • Lunch and morning tea
What to wear

Please wear clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots

Appropriate for

Beginners and practicing smiths

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12 May 2018 • Forging Hammer 101

The forging hammer workshop was really great. The teacher was attentive and patient. He explained everything really well. He was passionate and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this workshop.


08 May 2018 • Forging Hammer 101

Had a great time, learned a lot and ended up with a nice hammer. Very envious of all the stuff in the workshop. Thanks Dain


07 May 2018 • Forging Hammer 101

My 8 year old son and I attended the Hammer making day long workshop. Our instructor, Pearce, was fantastic. He was a great teacher for both children and adults. My son and his 10 year old friend had lots of ideas of what they wanted to do and Pearce took their ideas seriously and really listened to what they wanted. My son said it was easy to listen to Pearce as he listened to them. As an adult, I also found the course great. While I have never wielded a sledge hammer before, I did so successfully and made a great hammer. We can't wait to go back and learn more! Thank you Pearce. From, Susan and Leroy

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