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Forging Everyday Items of the Viking Age

Course Overview

Learn blacksmithing through making several small household items from the Viking age. This class will utilize traditional hand-forging techniques to produce everyday iron items typical of those found in the archeological record from 9th century Sweden. Over the course of three days, students will forge a cloak pin, a firesteel, a small candle holder, and a Thors hammer pendant. The course will explore the rich archeological record from this time period and detail the significance of these items in Scandinavia. We will study original finds to guide the design and forging of our own small, everyday Viking age items. The discussions and demonstration of the use of these items will provide a deeper understanding of everyday life in Scandinavia during the 8th to 10th centuries.


Mon, Jul 6th, 2020  –  Wed, Jul 8th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $315.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Mon, May 25th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $60.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Students are required to wear eye and ear protection. The school provides these but you may wish to bring your own to ensure the best fit and comfort.

  • Clothing of natural fibers
  • closed toed sturdy shoes
  • leather gloves
  • shop apron

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

  • Favorite hammer and knife tongs

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Mon, May 25th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.