Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

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

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

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 21 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

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 ›
September 28 2019: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

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 ›
October 19 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

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 ›
October 26 2019: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

This blacksmithing class will show you how to forge pattern welded Damascus. This class is best for the experienced beginner. It is best if the  ... more ›
November 9 2019: Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

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