Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American Bladesmith Society's  ... more ›
January 7 2018: Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Blacksmithing: Shelf Bracket & S hook

Create your own shelf brackets! There should be time for each student to leave with a minimum of 1 set of shelf brackets. (We expect more than  ... more ›
September 8 2018: Blacksmithing: Shelf Bracket & S hook

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's 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 you'll  ... more ›
September 15 2018: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so  ... more ›
September 22 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Build your own helmet! Starting with a simple design, you can customize this helmet to your tastes. This is a beginning level course suitable for  ... more ›
September 29 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of an experience!  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We will mail you the certificate after purchase for  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›