Charis Fleming

The UK’s youngest bladesmith will be giving a fascinating talk and demonstration on the art and craft of making weapons.

Talk: “The Sgian Dubh – A Personal Exploration”

The Sgian Dubh is a cultural icon, yet very little is known about its history and origins except for modern myths. How did it originate? What was it used for? At ‘By the Sword 2019’, Charis would like to open this discussion to bring awareness to one of Europe’s most interesting knives. This, along with how she became interested in the project, her origins as a knifemaker, and her future ideas and projects, are a few topics she will be covering at the event. No kit or knowledge needed, but thoughts and ideas are always welcome!