Forge Your Own Pizza Axe

Dare to be different and impress your friends by having your own hand forged pizza cutting axe

Our expert team of blacksmiths will guide you through each process in the design and forging, so find out how tremendously satisfying it is to plunge a lump of stock steel into the flames and let the sparks fly under your hammer as you craft your very own unique pizza axe.

£232.00

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Two people making one pizza axe
Full Day
couples / groups / solo /
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What you’ll do

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When you arrive

On arrival, you’ll be signed in and introduced to the smith who will talk through the course step-by-step and help you select which design you would like to make. We’ll discuss what you want to achieve for the day before providing you with protective equipment and a safety briefing.

2

Firing up the forge

The forge will have been lit and heating up before you arrive, so it’s ready to go! You will get an introduction on how to control and maintain the fire of the forge to a forging heat.


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Forging the Axe Head

You will start the forging process by drifting and shaping the eye of the axe head, you will then forge the cheeks with processes such as cross peening and fullering to move and manipulate the material to its intended location.

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Shaping the Axe Head

You will then begin work on the business end of the axe, the decorative axe is made out of mild steel and you will only shape the face of the axe, if you are making a functional axe you will begin to shape the face of the axe then forge wield the high carbon edge, this is to give you a harder blade that is better able to maintain sharpness when being used.

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Finishing

When the axe head is shaped it is out to the grinding bay to use tools to shape and grind a bevel into the axe head using tools such as an angle grinder, if required you will harden the axe with oil quenching. Our team will discuss handle options available and either assist with fitting your handle or support in how to do this yourself.

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Handling

The last step is handling your pizza axe, we use a number of woodworking tools to shape the handle and fit your axe. This will ensure it’s smooth and comfortable to use, or simply looking beautiful to display!

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Photo Time

It’s great fun working alongside one another and crafting something unique! Once the forging is complete, it’s time to pose for those all-important photos at our wooden stage!

GUIDELINES FOR TAKING PART

Our experience day packages are physically demanding and have the potential for minor injury. Therefore, please seek advice from your doctor or our booking team if you’re unsure.

Be sure to dress accordingly, remembering that in the colder months it can get pretty chilly inside the workshop, despite the fires! Please wear long trousers and suitable footwear.

Make sure you follow the guidance on our website and what’s sent to you ahead of the event. And always listen to the instructions of our expert team on the day.

AVAILABILITY

The Forge is open all year round, seven days a week. Our online booking system will show you the availability in real time. Please be aware that weekends should be booked well in advance!

HOW BOOKING WORKS

Our online booking system is easy to use and allows you to choose a time and date that suits you. Once confirmed, you will receive an email with all the details you need, as well as an important form to complete.

HOW PRICING WORKS

The price of this booking covers two people making one pizza axe together.

We welcome groups of friends to come and take part together – simply adjust the number of people when making your booking.

If you’re buying a voucher, the voucher will entitle the recipients to a full-day session making one pizza axe.

Reviews

Romantic, creative day

We had an absolutely amazing day making our wedding rings with Joe the Blacksmith/Favourite Human. We had all the help we needed but also got to get on with it […]

We had an absolutely amazing day making our wedding rings with Joe the Blacksmith/Favourite Human. We had all the help we needed but also got to get on with it ourselves and make something really beautiful that we can’t wait to wear for the rest of our lives

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Trip Advisor Review

We had a brilliant day forging our own wedding rings

The team was so fantastic and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Ben in particular helped us to produce the rings we were imagining, but everyone was very approachable and […]

The team was so fantastic and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Ben in particular helped us to produce the rings we were imagining, but everyone was very approachable and had lots of tips and tricks. We are so pleased with the results, I highly recommend this experience!

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We had a fantastic day here

Neither of us had ever done anything like this before and yet we have come away with beautiful matching rings which are all the more special because we made them […]

Neither of us had ever done anything like this before and yet we have come away with beautiful matching rings which are all the more special because we made them for each other. Your staff are excellent teachers, blending humor and patience with just the right level of support and tuition to enable us to develop new skills and gain so much satisfaction from the different processes. We enjoyed this so much we are sending you our daughter and son-in-law to make a sword in the summer. Thank you again, especially Joe and Ben for making this such a memorable experience.

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Terrific day at Oldfield Forge

Friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic staff who brilliantly guided us through the process of making our wedding rings. Hard work at times, but excellent fun. You can make daggers, swords, kitchen […]

Friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic staff who brilliantly guided us through the process of making our wedding rings. Hard work at times, but excellent fun. You can make daggers, swords, kitchen knives, axes, and other stuff too. Can’t recommend the place enough.

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Eve “”

Eve is relatively new to blacksmithing, but fell in love with it on the first hammer swing! She originally trained as an artistic welder and caster in Florida and loved […] Eve is relatively new to blacksmithing, but fell in love with it on the first hammer swing! She originally trained as an artistic welder and caster in Florida and loved making art that she can’t break with her own clumsiness.

Joe “”

Joe is our Forge Manager. He has seen the business grow from a small workshop to what you see today! He has a degree in product design, but his passion […] Joe is our Forge Manager. He has seen the business grow from a small workshop to what you see today! He has a degree in product design, but his passion has always been history. Joe wanted to take the love of making things and his passion for history and smack them together… literally!

Ben “Big Ben “

Ben has been at Oldfield for many years. He was one of the first teachers and has seen the number of students increase greatly! Ben has been blacksmithing for over […] Ben has been at Oldfield for many years. He was one of the first teachers and has seen the number of students increase greatly! Ben has been blacksmithing for over 12 years and has an active role as our social media manager. Some of his hobbies include Norman era reenactment in which he became a world-famous (now dead) meme.

Aaron “Tiny Aaron “

Aaron started by dabbling in farriery after getting bored at his old desk job and found out that he was pretty good at it. Even years later he doesn’t regret […] Aaron started by dabbling in farriery after getting bored at his old desk job and found out that he was pretty good at it. Even years later he doesn’t regret a thing. His favorite part about the job is being able to express himself artistically and smashing hot steel.