Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 15 - 26, 2020 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia Institute ... more ›
June 15  2020: Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Blacksmithing: Tomahawk & Throwing Knives

Like darts, but far, far more serious. Make a set of two regulation throwing knives and two throwing tomahawks. Get instruction on throwing practices  ... more ›
June 20  2020: Blacksmithing: Tomahawk & Throwing Knives

Blacksmithing: Build a 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  ... more ›
2020: Blacksmithing: Build a Knife

Blacksmithing: Campfire & Rotisserie tools

Make a really cool and useful project for that camp or backyard fire pit. It's never too late or too early to make your own campfire utensils and  ... more ›
July 11 2020: Blacksmithing: Campfire & Rotisserie tools

Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools

A great beginners class, this class focuses on transferable techniques and guides the student through a number of useful tools for outdoor cooking.  ... more ›
August 8  2020: Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools

Blacksmithing: Build 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 ›
August 22 2020: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Fall Leaves

A class for those who love organic forms and leaves. Seasonally appropriate, students will explore both forged and repoussed leaves starting with a  ... more ›
October 10  2020: Fall Leaves

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