Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing June 17 - 28, 2019 with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

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 ›
December 15 2018: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head. This is a beginning level course suitable for the novice and up. There will be a lot of hot forge work in this class. Also covered ... more ›
December 29 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

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: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

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 ›
January 19 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

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 ›