Ruig Smeden

Design and forge
your own knife

Authentic forging hamer
and modern grinding machines

Experience craftsmanship
firsthand

Small groups, exellent guidance, no prior knowledge or experience required!

Immerse yourself in a multi-day forge workshop and forge your own knife. Experience an old craft, the heat of the fire and the tranquility of our green thicket. Bring home an unforgettable robust experience and a razor sharp result. A knife to be proud of!

STORIES ABOUT

THE KNIFES
AND THEIR MAKERS

Lou & Tobie

We took part in the Damascus knife forging course at Gerwin in June 2022. As soon as we arrived at the forge we were totally thrilled. Gerwin gave us a warm welcome and within two days we forged a great knife!

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EXPERIENCE OUR

FORGING COURSE

Forging course BASIC

Group size max. 4 persons

  • Chef knives up to 16 cm, and hunting knives up to 13 cm blade length
  • Wild Damask up to 200 layers
  • Premium wood types included
  • 1 afternoon (from 12:30 pm) & 1 full day (from 8:00 am)
  • Lunch, Coffee/Tea, beverages, and snacks included
futher information

580,-

per person

book

Forging course PLUS

Group size max. 4 persons

  • Total length of the knife up to 32 cm, blade up to 4.5 cm tall
  • Damask up to 400 layers, rose and wave dasmascus available aswell
  • Beautiful stabilized wood species included
  • 1 afternoon (12:30 pm), 1 full day (9:00 am) & 1 morning (9:00 am)
  • Lunches, coffee/tea, beverages, and snacks included
futher information

640,-

per person

book

Forging course Premium

Exclusive! Group size maximum 3 persons

  • Total knife length up to 45 cm, blade up to 5.5 cm tall
  • Total knife length up to 45 cm, blade up to 5.5 cm tall
  • Mammoth material for handle included
  • 3 relaxed days (starting at 9:00 am)
  • Lunches, coffee/tea, beverages, and snacks included
futher information

1080,-

per person

book

We are available to provide advice and assistance, no experience or prior knowledge necessary!

You can also make a reservation by telephone (or by Whatsapp) via 06-18599660 (Gerwin Leus)
 

available course dates
Forging course BASIC

All courses are fully booked. Send a message to hallo@ruigsmeden.nl and we will let you know when new course dates are available.

Forging course PLUS
23 May - 25 May
full
06 Jun - 08 Jun
full
13 Jun - 15 Jun
full
20 Jun - 22 Jun
full
05 Jul - 07 Jul
full
Still 3 other dates available »
Forging course Premium
28 Jun - 30 Jun
full
25 Jul - 27 Jul
full
04 Oct - 06 Oct
full
08 Oct - 10 Oct
full
19 Oct - 21 Oct
full
Still 2 other dates available »

Wall of fame

These blacksmiths preceded you and present to you their own handmade knifes. Our customers are all extremely enthusiastic and satisfied with the course, the forging, the surroundings, the catering, the beautiful end result and especially the chance to execute the entire process from start to finish are highly appreciated.