Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

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

Blacksmithing: 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 ›
August 24 2019: Blacksmithing: Make a Hatchet

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 ›
September 7 2019: Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

Learn to forge a knife in this two day, blacksmithing centered, knife making class! The first day, you will start on the forge and anvil where you'll  ... more ›
September 21 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

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 ›
September 28 2019: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

Learn to forge a knife in this two day, blacksmithing centered, knife making class! The first day, you will start on the forge and anvil where you'll  ... more ›
October 19 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

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