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Damascus or San-Mai Sgian Dubh Class

Damascus or San-Mai Sgian Dubh Class


Forge your very own heirloom Damascus or San-Mai "Sgian Dubh" from start to finish. The Sgian Dubh is the classic Scottish knife, deep rooted in Scotlands history and part of the national dress. 


There are two options for this course. 



San-Mai is a Japanese term meaning "3 layers" and is typically formed with a layer of hard high carbon steel sandwiched between two softer pieces of steel either side of it. This can look lovely and is a touch more complicated than my basic Sgian Dubh class. 


NB: The San-Mai Class is a two day class for up to a maximum of two people. 



By far a much more complicated material to forge but with very striking results. Damascus is the common term for "pattern welded steel" whereby two steels with different properties are welded together and layered to create patterns. Always producing incredible results. 


NB: This is a three day class for a maximum of up to two people. 

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  • What to bring & What to wear

    Wear old clothes and sensible shoes. A pair of jeans and a cotton top are ideal. I will provide the PPE you will need but please don't wear a fleece as these can melt. 

    We will stop for tea and coffee breaks but it can be a hot day so it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you. 

    Lunch is available from the charity that owns my workshop on Wednesday to Friday, but please make a donation if you do partake. 

    For classes booked on Saturday - Tuesday, please bring your own packed lunch, though there are shops nearby. 

  • Cancellations

    Due to the unfortunate nature of my primary day job, from time to time my availability may change at very short notice. (Some times this can be less than 24hrs) 

    I will always email you a few days ahead of the class to make sure everything is still ok. 

    If however for what ever reason I need to cancel the class, I will offer a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule the class at a later date. 

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