Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 20 - July 1, 2022

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 20 - July 1, 2022 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

June 13 - 16, 2022

June 13 - 16, 2022: Blacksmithing: German Style Chef/Butcher Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No experience  ... more ›
German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

Clay Spencer Tire Hammer Second Class

Back Again! We are hosting Clay Spencer who will lead a group through the building of power hammers. These hammers are rated between 60 and 70 pound  ... more ›
July 15 - 19 2023: Clay Spencer Tire Hammer Second Class

Seax Style Knife

July 4 - 7, 2022

July 4 - 7, 2022: Blacksmithing: Seax Style Evening Knife Class This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No experience is  ... more ›
Seax Style Knife

Build a Power Hammer

July 9 - 13, 2022

Due to overwhelming interest in this class, we are scheduling it twice! This class is the first offering, immediately followed by the second held July ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Build a Power Hammer

Build a Power Hammer Second Class

July 16 - 20, 2022

Due to overwhelming interest in this class, we are scheduling it twice! This class is the second offering, immediately following the first held July 9 ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Build a Power Hammer Second Class

Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter/Utility

July 23 - 24, 2022

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 ›
Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter/Utility

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