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

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

Blacksmithing: Build 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 ›
June 29 2019: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Welding: 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 ›
July 6 2019: Welding: Welder Cart and Gun Holder

Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

Like darts, but far, far more serious. Make a set of two regulation throwing knives and two throwing tomahawks. Get instruction on throwing practices  ... more ›
July 13 2019: Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

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