Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing June 17 - 28, 2019 with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

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' ... more ›
January 19 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

Blacksmithing: Make 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 ›
January 26 2019: Blacksmithing: Make a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

This Class is Full. Please Register for Pattern Welded Damascus November 9 - 10th, 2019.  This blacksmithing class will show you how to forge  ... more ›
February 9 2019: Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

Blacksmithing: Fireplace tools

Learn how to create a fire poker and shovel that will last for generations. A great way to start your journey into the art of blacksmithing, this  ... more ›
February 16 2019: Blacksmithing: Fireplace tools

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

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

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