Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 19 - 30, 2023

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 19 -30, 2023 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Build a Spear

February 11 - 12, 2023

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

German Style Butcher Knife

February 13 - 16, 2023

February 13 - 16, 2023: Blacksmithing: German Style Chef/Butcher Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: German Style Butcher Knife

ABANA National Curriculum Level One Training

February 13, 2023

ABANA National Curriculum Training for Level I The National Curriculum is limited in its scope and deals only with developing a blacksmith’s  ... more ›
ABANA National Curriculum Level One Training

Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter / Utility

February 18 - 19, 2023

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

ABANA National Curriculum Level Two

February 20, 2023

ABANA National Curriculum Training for Level IIA and IIB The National Curriculum is limited in its scope and deals only with developing a  ... more ›
ABANA National Curriculum Level Two

Intro to Artistic Blacksmithing - Leaves & Twists

February 25 - 26, 2023

This is a great Introduction to Artistic Blacksmithing. You will make a simple Ivy leaf to a more complex acanthus leaf, plus simple split pineapple  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Intro to Artistic Blacksmithing - Leaves & Twists

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