Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 21 - July 2, 2021

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 21 - July 2, 2021 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

March 13 - 14, 2021

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 ›
Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

March 20 - 21, 2021

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

Floral Forms - Rose & Iris

March 27 - 28, 2021

Explore floral forms in steel. There will be a rose and, if time permits, an iris. Simple stems will be attached to the flowers to allow you to  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Floral Forms - Rose & Iris

Beginning Welding - Layout Table

March 27 - 28, 2021

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make layout and cutting table on castors. Add on the complete welder kit  ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Layout Table

Make a Hatchet

April 10-11, 2021

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

Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife

April 12 - 15, 2021

April 12 - 15, 2021: Blacksmithing: Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife

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! Welding Cart: The first project is to build a welding  ... more ›
Welding at VIB