Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 20 - July 1, 2022

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 20 - July 1, 2022 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Blacksmithing, Pattern Welded Damascus

January 22 - 23, 2022

Learn to forge weld and make pattern laminated steel suitable for use in knives or jewelry. We focus on manipulate patterns which include 'ladder,  ... more ›
Blacksmithing, Pattern Welded Damascus

Fire Tools for the Home/Shop

January 29 - 30, 2022

This is a techniques based beginning blacksmithing course. Learn to manage a coal forge properly, build your accuracy and strength with a forging  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Fire Tools for the Home/Shop

Beginning Welding - Layout Table

January 29 - 30, 2022

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 and  ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Layout Table

German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

February 7 - 10, 2022

February 7 - 10, 2022: Blacksmithing: German Style Chef/Butcher Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

February 12 - 13, 2022

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 - Chef/Kitchen

February 19 - 20, 2022

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 ›
Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chef/Kitchen

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