Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Make a Hatchet

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a  ... more ›
Make a Hatchet

Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American Bladesmith Society's  ... more ›
January 7 2018: Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head. This is a beginning level course suitable for the novice and up. There will be a lot of hot forge work in this class. Also covered ... more ›
August 18 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Make a knife shaped object out of a railroad spike.  We do not recommend setting an edge on this steel, but we can show you how to make a knife- ... more ›
August 23, 2018: Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so  ... more ›
August 25 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle

This beginning blacksmithing class will focus on the taper, eyelet, bending, and hot twist techniques while students forge their own dinner triangle  ... more ›
August 28, 2018: Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle

Make a Hatchet

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a  ... more ›
Make a Hatchet

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of an experience!  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We will mail you the certificate after purchase for  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›