Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Build a Power Hammer

This year we are hosting Clay Spencer. Clay will lead a group through the building of power hammers. These hammers are rated between 60 and 70  ... more ›
July 21-26: Blacksmithing:  Build a Power Hammer

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing Jan 6-17, 2020 with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

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

Alexandre Piffer Aug 5 2019

Looking for a new challenge or a fun networking opportunity while practicing techniques with other smiths?  Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing will  ... more ›
Special Blacksmithing Course: Alexandre Piffer Aug 5 2019

Welder Cart and Gun Holder

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make a welder cart and gun holder. Add on the complete welder kit and leave  ... more ›
May 25 2019: Welder Cart and Gun Holder

Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

Like darts, but far, far more serious. Students will make a set of two regulation throwing knives and two throwing tomahawks AND get instruction on  ... more ›
June 15 2019: Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

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 email you the certificate after purchase for  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Welding at VIB

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to announce that we are bring hobby welding back!  Our new instructor, Harold Plasterer, has over 40  ... more ›
Welding at VIB