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

Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

September 25-26, 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'll  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

Beginning Welding - Welding Table

September 25 - 26, 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 - Welding Table

Fall Leaves

October 9 - 10, 2021

A class for those who love organic forms and leaves. Seasonally appropriate, students will explore both forged and repoussed leaves starting ... more ›
Fall Leaves

German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

October 11 - 14, 2021

October 11 - 14, 2021: 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

October 16 - 17, 2021

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

Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

October 23 - 24, 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'll  ... more ›
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! Welding Cart: The first project is to build a welding  ... more ›
Welding at VIB