Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

January 9 - 20, 2023

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee January 9 - 20, 2023 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Throwing Knives and Tomahawks

October 8 - 9, 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 Knives and Tomahawks

Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter/Utility

October 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 ›
Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter/Utility

Pattern Welded Damascus

October 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

Fall Leaves

October 29 - 30, 2022

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

Beginning Welding - Layout Table

October 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

Seax Style Knife

November 7 - 10, 2022

November 7 - 10, 2022: Blacksmithing: Seax Style Evening Knife Class This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Seax Style 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