Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class - Build a Power Hammer

This year we are hosting Clay Spencer. Clay will lead a group through the building of power hammers. These hammers are rated between 60 and 70  ... more ›
July 21-26: Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class - Build a Power Hammer

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing Jan 6-17, 2020 with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

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

Alexandre Piffer Aug 5 2019

Looking for a new challenge or a fun networking opportunity while practicing techniques with other smiths?  Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing will  ... more ›
Special Blacksmithing Course: Alexandre Piffer Aug 5 2019

Waynesboro Old Cemetery Gate Reproduction

Waynesboro Cemetery Gate Project May 13 - 17, 2019 Cost $600 The Waynesboro Old Community Cemetery lost it’s original gate many years  ... more ›
Waynesboro Old Cemetery Gate Reproduction

Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

Like darts, but far, far more serious.  Make a set of two regulation throwing knives and two throwing tomahawks. Get instruction on throwing  ... more ›
April 20  2019: Blacksmithing: Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

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

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