Forge a knife from a horseshoe

Seattle, United States

Experience hosted by Max

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

*IF YOUR PREFERRED CLASS IS FULL/UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE LAWLESSFORGE.COM FOR MORE AVAILABILITY

In this 3 hour class, you'll begin with a horseshoe and end with your very own, handmade knife! Absolutely no prior experience is required and is suitable for ages 8+. No lifting required and little strength necessary, though hand-eye coordination always helps (READ DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM PRIOR TO SCHEDULING).

The curriculum is designed to flow seamlessly and be tons of fun:
1) You'll begin the class by putting on safety gear and reviewing safety procedures.
2) You'll use traditional blacksmithing equipment (forges, hammers, and anvils) to forge a knife from a horseshoe.
3) Each step will be demonstrated and guidance will be provided throughout the class.

DISCLAIMER: Participants will be using hammers to move hot steel. This implies that your arm may become sore from hammering! Don't worry, we've never had a student fail to complete a project. If you have any disabilities that may prevent you from standing and hammering for long periods of time, please let me know prior to scheduling.
Other things to note: Open-toed shoes are not allowed. Avoid synthetic pants & shirts (best to have cotton jeans & a cotton top).
*WE CAN SHIP YOUR KNIFE IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO TRAVEL WITH IT
*IF YOUR PREFERRED CLASS IS FULL/UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE LAWLESSFORGE.COM FOR MORE AVAILABILITY

In this 3 hour class, you'll begin with a horseshoe and end with your very own, handmade knife! Absolutely no prior experience is required and is suitable for ages 8+. No lifting required and little strength necessary, though hand-eye coordination always helps (READ DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM PRIOR TO SCHEDULING).

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Free water available
  • Equipment
    Hammers, anvils, forges, and more!

Accessibility

No stairs or steps
Accessible parking spot
Wide entrance

Meet your host, Max

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Your class may be led by either me (Max) or one of my instructors (Spiff, Gage, Jason, Matt, Randy, Sean, Tyler or Jim).

I opened this experience with two goals in mind: First, to get you excited about blacksmithing by getting your hands dirty; Second, to facilitate the most fun you've ever had with your companions!

My passion for blacksmithing stems from a love of knife making, which I've been doing recreationally for over 18 years. Only in the last year did I make the decision to leave my career in technology to follow this calling full-time.
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Where you'll be

You'll feel as if you were transported to an old-world blacksmith shop, though you'll remain in the heartland of Seattle's industrial district known as SoDo.

The shop is a 10 minute drive south from downtown Seattle.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 1,017 reviews.

Yilun
October 2021
This is the most unique and fun experience. Matt explained very step clearly. All the safety precautions were clear. It was an incredible experience. Don’t hesitate booking this!
Tammy
October 2021
What an amazing experience! My son celebrated his 16th birthday forging knives with his closest friends. The instructor gave personal attention to each of them. Their confidence and smiles grew with each swing of the hammer.
Generosa
October 2021
Gifted this experience to my husband as an anniversary adventure & he was beyond ecstatic the entire class. From beginning to end, our guide explained each step from why a step is done to how to do it. Clearly these guys love what they do. I was definitely nervous but the guide recognized my hesitance & checked in on my progress the entire class. As we were traveling, they shipped our knives home; we just paid shipping fees. We hope to check out more classes offered our next time in Seattle.
Crystal
October 2021
The class, experience, and instruction was easy to follow and fun! Taylor did an amazing job and we walked away stoked with our handmade knives!
Hank
October 2021
Really unique experience! Was not expecting to learn a lot of black smith fundamentals but the class turns out to be really fun and fulfilling!
Issack
October 2021
Had a great and knowledgeable teacher who helped everyone. Location was great and setup was safe and fun. Class was great and would recommend to anyone looking for a unique experience.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.