Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Intro to Bladesmithing (January 7 2019)

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American Bladesmith Society's  ... more ›
ABS: Intro to Bladesmithing (January 7 2019)

Blacksmithing: Hook Rack and CandleStick

Hammer metal to create a candlestick and wall-mounted coat rack in this beginner level weekend course. This is a great technique course to learn  ... more ›
July 14 2018: Blacksmithing: Hook Rack and CandleStick

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's 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 you'll  ... more ›
July 16 2018: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife

Intro to Blacksmithing - Camp Spatula

This 2.5 hour introductory course will take a novice smith through the steps to make their own campfire spatula. This class is intended for those  ... more ›
July 19, 2018: Intro to Blacksmithing - Camp Spatula

Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not limited to) building to a ... more ›

Blacksmithing: Tongs

This Tuesday, One Day class will build tongs to outfit your home shop. The student will learn to form the basic tong pattern and how to customize the  ... more ›
July 24, 2018: Blacksmithing: Tongs

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

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›