Forgework Demos

We are happy to offer a unique experience whilst you visit Edinburgh, Scotland.  Demonstrations of bladesmithing are explained during each stage and I explain why certain techniques can or must be used.  I am of course more than happy to answer any of your questions during the demo.

Demonstrations available;

  • Bladesmithing – shaping a blade, normally a sgian dubh (one of Scotlands most iconic traditional blade) but I may forge a different blade type depending on other workshop orders at the time.
  • Heat treatment – This involves heating the blade up and plunging it into oil to quench it.  This hardens the blade and is an integral part of bladesmithing.
  • Damascus making *subject to availability

Demo Terms

I can accept groups of up to 5 people for a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 2 hours per booking.

Prices for 1 to 5 people – £60 for 1 hour.

£120 for a 2 hour slot. This is better suited to more specialist requests such as damascus.


Weekday demo dates are preferred but weekend demos will be at our discretion

A deposit of 50% must be paid no less than 1 week before the demo.  The remaining balance can be paid on or before the date.

All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over who will be responsible for them during their visit to the forge.

Cancellations must be made no less than 48 hours before the booking.  10% of the overall cost will be retained for admin fees.  Cancellations within 48 hours, a 25% fee will be retained. Failure to turn up to the demo will result in the full 50% deposit being lost.


Contact Us

Please email bookings@glitteringedge with your desired month and date preference for lessons or if you have any questions regarding the demos.