Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee Jan 6-17, 2020 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia Institute  ... more ›
Jan 6 2020: Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

November 23 Hasps and Handles

This course is designed with the custom wood worker in mind who wishes to make their own iron hardware for their wood projects. Also suitable for  ... more ›
November 23 Hasps and Handles

Blacksmithing: Build a Knife

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  ... more ›
2020: Blacksmithing: Build a Knife

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a  ... more ›
December 21 2019: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools

A great beginners class, this class focuses on transferable techniques and guides the student through a number of useful tools for outdoor cooking.  ... more ›
January 11  2020: Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a  ... more ›
January 25 2020: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Leaves Twists and other Embellishments

This is a great Introduction to Artistic Blacksmithing. You will make a simple Ivy leaf to a more complex acanthus leaf, plus simple split pineapple  ... more ›
February 15 2020: Blacksmithing: Leaves Twists and other Embellishments

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!  Our new instructor, Harold Plasterer, has over 40  ... more ›
Welding at VIB