Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee January 3 - 14, 2022 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
January 3 - 14, 2022, Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife

December 6 - 9, 2021

Dec 6 - 9, 2021: Blacksmithing: Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No experience ... more ›
Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife

Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

December 11 - 12, 2021

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

Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

December 18 - 19, 2021

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 ›
Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

December 18 - 19, 2021

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’ ... more ›
Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

Build a Hatchet

January 8 - 9, 2022

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, hardening and tempering, and drifting and handling.  A stock wooden handle will be provided so  ... more ›
Build a Hatchet

Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter / Utility

January 15 - 16, 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 - Hunter / Utility

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