Tharwa Valley Forge
We have been teaching people how to create amazing things since 2003
Each year we run over 100 courses and are the largest school of our type in the world. Our award-winning instructors are among the best in Australia and our 10 acre campus ensures an incomparable experience.

Featured Courses

Sat 28-09-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

Tue 01-10-2019 9:00 am -4:30 pm

One day introduction to Blacksmithing for younger people. This challenging class is for 12 - 16 year olds. Experience the excitement of moving hot metal with hammers and other tools. A great way to get started on your blacksmithing journey.

Fri 04-10-2019 8:00 am - Tue 08-10-2019 5:00 pm

A five-day Viking festival of making and feasting. Forge your own knives, helmet, axe, shield and other Viking tools. All-inclusive price covers food, classes, and camping in luxury Viking-themed tents.

Sat 05-10-2019 8:00 am - Mon 07-10-2019 5:00 pm

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

Fri 25-10-2019 7:00 pm - Sun 27-10-2019 6:00 pm

Weekend introduction to making a slip joint folder. Covering design grinding, spring mechanisms, heat treating and sharpening of two folding knives.

Sun 10-11-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm

The Hammer is the Smith's number one tool, used in almost every aspect of the craft. This one day course will cover hammer making techniques as you make a rounding hammer head and learn to handle it.

Hear about opportunities before everyone else, subscribe to our newsletter

Get early access to amazing experiences. We will never spam you, and you can unsubscribe at any time.