Hand Forged Herb Chopper

Blade forging for beginners

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This one-day course aims to equip students with the techniques they will need to confidently forge ahead with creative blade forming projects of their own. Starting with a section of steel and working through to a heat treated and finished herb chopper.

During this course students will gain insight to working with hardening steels and the considerations to be made in forging and heat-treating carbon steel blades. 

The day starts with an introduction to the forging process of breaking down and drawing stock efficiently and forming the handle and bevels. 

Then a bench grinder is used to correct the bevels before heat treating the blades to ensure the steel becomes hard wearing. 

In the afternoon, hand finishing techniques are used to finalise the aesthetics of the completed work. 

The quick course is designed to encompass a full toolbox of techniques to aid anyone looking to begin blade smithing as a hobby. 

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What you will learn
  • Basic forging of blade and handle
  • Heat treatment
  • Grinding, Hand finishing & Edge sharpening
What you will get
  • 1 Hand forged Herb Chopper

What to bring
  • BYO Lunch, or it can be bought from nearby cafes. Morning tea is provided.
  • A water bottle is a good idea, forging can be thirsty work.
What to wear

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

Appropriate for

Beginner blacksmiths and bladesmiths.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Eveleigh Works requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Eveleigh Works to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Eveleigh Works or organised by Eveleigh Works must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Eveleigh Works.


I agree to give Eveleigh Works unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Eveleigh Works classes and events or on Eveleigh Works's premises. (For use of Eveleigh Works marketing materials).


Eveleigh Works requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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11 February 2019 • Hand Forged Herb Chopper

Friendly, informative and well paced course set in a fascinating historical part of Sydney. The herb cutter requires a good mix of techniques, and ends up being an attractive and useful piece of equipment.


14 May 2018 • Hand Forged Herb Chopper

What a great course! Matt and the boys were a pleasure, we learnt heaps and walked out with a piece of practical art. The workshop is an amazing piece of history.....my son who attended the course with me is going to take part in the Wednesday workshops....we loved it!! Thanks Matt and the boys.


20 April 2018 • Hand Forged Herb Chopper

Excellent day. Very interesting and informative. Dave, the instructor, explained things well, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Great environment with friendly people. Thoroughly recommended this course. Will definitely be back.

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