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

Build a Spear

August 14-15, 2021

Make a spear head. This is a beginning level course suitable for the novice and up. There will be a lot of hot forge work in this class. Also covered ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class

August 16 - 19, 2021

  August 16 - 19, 2021: Blacksmithing: Kitchen Cleaver Knife Class This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class

Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class

August 21 - 22, 2021

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 Knife and Tomahawk class

Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter / Utility

August 28-29, 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 - Hunter / Utility

Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

August 28 - 29, 2021

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make a welder cart and gun holder. Add on the complete welder kit and leave ... more ›
Beginning Welding -  Welding Cart

Build a Hatchet

September 10 - 11, 2021

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, hardening and tempering, and drifting and handling.  A stock wooden handle will be provided so  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

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