Group Axe Workshop

In this workshop you will use hand techniques to make camp or throwing axe with a head weight of about 1.5lbs, and a 14.5'' handle.

The class proceed as follows, with each step will first be demonstrated.

  • Work in pairs as a striker and director to forge your axe
  • Rough grind 
  • Harden
  • Secure handle to head
  • Sharpen

*Rough grinding and sharpening will be performed by myself

You will take home what you make.

The course fee is $275 CAD + HST, reserve your spot HERE

You must be 18 years of age to take this class.

*I can also host your private corporate or bachelor group on a custom date.

2017 Class Dates:
Saturday, September 16th
Saturday, October 14th
Sturday, November 18th
Saturday, December 30th

"Absolutely loved it!  Great intro to forging an axe by hand from
start to finish.  You'll want to set up your own forge after this."
-Bill T.  (Waterloo, ON)
"A friend and I went down to make our own axes. We had a blast!"
-Steve G. (North York, ON)
"My girlfriend booked me a spot after I had mentioned an interest in blacksmithing a few weeks prior. It was hard work but I walked away with my own axe, I love it."
-Taylor S. (Mississauga, ON)




My new shop is located in St. Catharines, Ontario. The nearest intersection is Welland ave/Cushman rd, just off the QEW.

I will email my shop address once the course fee has been paid

Class Time

Classes will begin 9 am and run until about 5-6 pm


There are many restaurants within walking distance of my shop located along Welland Ave. Bring plenty of water.


At the workshop there is a washroom and toaster oven.


Please wear non-synthetic clothing such as jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Leather boots, ideally steel toed, are preferred. Keep in mind you will be getting dirty, so it's best to bring old clothes.


If you have any preferred personal protective equipment, you are welcomed to bring it to the class. I will also be supplying safety glasses, ear plugs, and gloves.


You will be required to sign a waiver before beginning the class. 


April 2017

April 2017

March 2017 

March 2017 

My new shop in St. Catharines, Ontario

My new shop in St. Catharines, Ontario

Below are some photos and videos of one-on-one classes done in my old shop in Toronto

Richard standing with his newly made axe

Richard standing with his newly made axe