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Sun, 25 Oct


Berrycroft Hub

Bronze Age Knife Casting

Discover how some of the earliest metal tools were produced in prehistoric Europe...

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Bronze Age Knife Casting
Bronze Age Knife Casting

Time & Location

25 Oct 2020, 10:00 – 16:00

Berrycroft Hub, Ashbury, Swindon SN6 8LX, UK


Following a safety briefing, workshop attendees will prepare their own mould, before working the leather bellows on the charcoal fuelled furnace to melt copper and tin. They will then cast the liquid metal into their prepared moulds to produce a replica late Bronze Age antenna knife head to take home at the end of the day. Students can then begin filing off the casting flash and start cleaning the surfaces of the knife.

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