Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 21 - July 2, 2021

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 21 - July 2, 2021 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Build a Hatchet

January 30 - 31, 2021

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Beginning Welding - Layout Table

January 30 - 31, 2021

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make layout and cutting table on castors. Add on the complete welder kit  ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Layout Table

Pattern Welded Damascus

February 13 - 14, 2021

This blacksmithing class will show you how to forge pattern welded laminate blanks popularly known as Damascus. There is a lot of forge welding and  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

February 20 - 21, 2021

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 - Chopper

Grilling Tools

February 27 - 28, 2021

A great beginners class, this class focuses on transferable techniques and guides the student through a number of useful tools for outdoor cooking.  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools

Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

February 27 - 28, 2021

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make a welder cart and gun holder. Add on the complete welder kit and leave ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

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