Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

November 23 Hasps and Handles

This course is designed with the custom wood worker in mind who wishes to make their own iron hardware for their wood projects. Also suitable for  ... more ›
November 23 Hasps and Handles

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

        Learn to forge a knife in this two day, blacksmithing centered, knife making class! The first day, you  ... more ›
October 19 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

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 ›
October 26 2019: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

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 ›
November 9 2019: Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter / Utillity

        Learn to forge a knife in this two day, blacksmithing centered, knife making class! The first day, you  ... more ›
November 16 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter / Utillity

Blacksmithing: Floral Forms - Rose & Iris

Explore floral forms in steel. There will be a rose and, if time permits, an iris. Simple stems will be attached to the flowers to allow you to  ... more ›
December 14 2019: Blacksmithing: Floral Forms - Rose & Iris

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!  Our new instructor, Harold Plasterer, has over 40  ... more ›
Welding at VIB