Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not limited to) building to a ... more ›

Railroad Spike Knife

Make a knife shaped object out of a railroad spike.  We do not recommend setting an edge on this steel, but we can show you how to make a knife- ... more ›
April 14, 2018: Railroad Spike Knife

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife

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 ›
April 15 2018: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife

Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class with Rory May

As an Intermediate workshop, it is assumed you have worked with a coal fire previously. **Bring your touchmark  to sign your pieces**    ... more ›
April 23  2018: Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class with Rory May

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

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 ›
April 28 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

Perfect for Summer Camp Cooking!  This class project is a campfire cooking tripod, S-hook(s), fry pan, spoon, and fork. Students will learn bending,  ... more ›
May 12 2018: Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class focused on welding and fabrication. (This is NOT a blacksmithing class.)  ... more ›
Modern Metalwork and Welding

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

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›