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  • Knife Making Course

    Forge your own knife! Learn how to make a traditional Finnish knife; including design, steel selection, basic metallurgy, layout, forging, profiling, heat‐treating, grinding, and sharpening. In this course you will forge your own knife to take home. The course fee covers all instruction and materials (as well as insurance). There is a maximum of six students in this course, to allow for highly personalized instruction. The course takes place at Martti’s blacksmithing workshop, Goosemeadow, Puumala, Finland. Read more

  • Canoeing courses

    Canoeing is a great way to explore the beautiful nature and archipelago of Saimaa. Join our course to learn the basics skills. Read more…

  • Paddling tours

    Join us on a paddling tour in the beautiful archipelago of Puumala on Lake Saimaa. Our professional guides will show you the basic skills you need on this tour and they will take care of your safety. You can just enjoy the beautiful nature and relax.

  • Smithy’s Exhibition & Shop

    Smithy’s Exhibition & Shop open again next summer:
    June 20 to August 31 from 12 to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
    Off season we are open on request and when blacksmith is in his smithy.

  • Smithy as a model

    Look how the smithy has become an EU model demonstrating ax making.  Smithy forging