Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee January 3 - 14, 2022 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
January 3 - 14, 2022, Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

October 23 - 24, 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 - Kitchen / Chef

Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

October 30 - 31, 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

Grilling Tools

October 30 - 31, 2021

Great for use at the grill, campsite, or even in the kitchen. A complete set of tools to cook with, make your own steak flipper, coal rake,  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools

Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class

November 8 - 11, 2021

  November 8 - 11, 2021: Blacksmithing: Kitchen Cleaver Knife Class This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class

Make a Hatchet

November 13 - 14, 2021

This course will cover forge welding, hardening and tempering.  A stock wooden handle will be provided so students can leave with a complete tool ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Make a Hatchet

Intermediate Knifemaking/Handles and Guards

November 13 - 18, 2021

Scott McGhee of Guinea Hog Forge, our own ABS Master Smith, will be teaching this intermediate level knifemaking workshop. This is not an ABS  ... more ›
Intermediate Knifemaking/Handles and Guards

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