Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Make a knife shaped object out of a railroad spike.  We cannot allow you to set the edge of your project at the shop and we do not recommend it, but ... more ›
July 24, 2017: Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Blacksmithing: Damascus

This blacksmithing class will show you how to forge pattern welded Damascus. There is a lot of forge welding and power hammer work with this class.  ... more ›
July 29  2017: Blacksmithing: Damascus

Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Novelty Knife

Make a knife shaped object out of a railroad spike.  We cannot allow you to set the edge of your project at the shop and we do not recommend it, but ... more ›
July 31, 2017: 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 students ... more ›
August 7 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil

This class is a techniques based class with a variety of items to introduce the student to beginning steel forging techniques. Items include flint  ... more ›
Aug. 12 2017: Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil

Blacksmithing: Horse and Ram's Head

Learn how to chase (blacksmithing term) and sculpt a horse's head and a ram's head out of steel. This class is appropriate for all ability levels and  ... more ›
August 14, 2017: Blacksmithing: Horse and Ram's Head

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class focused on welding and fabrication. (This is NOT a blacksmithing class.)  ... more ›
Modern Metalwork and Welding

Gift Certificates

We all have stuff and most don't need more stuff, give the gift of an experience.  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

New Summer Classes OPEN!

Registration is now OPEN. Summer 2017 will have Weekday classes! We will be retooling a few of our tried and true courses and inserting new projects ... more ›
New Summer Classes OPEN!