Workshops and Classes

We offer many classes and workshops throughout the year related to blacksmithing and knifemaking. We also host open forges on a biweekly basis. Check our calendar below to see all of our upcoming events.

OPEN FORGE

When: Wednesday evenings from 5-8PM.

Price: $20 to particpate; free to come watch!

If you are interested in taking one of our classes, we strongly suggest that you attend the Open Forge prior to taking your course.  Come and meet the guys, take in the environment, get a feel for the metal and the heat, learn safety, etc.

* If you cannot make it to an Open Forge but are still interested in getting started, please check out our AirBnB option! This class caters to Beginners, as it teaches the basic skills you’ll need start forging on your own! 

For more information about the Open Forge or Memberships, click below. 

FREDERICK'S CROSS WORKSHOP

When: September 5, 2019

Price: $95

Learn how to split a single bar and unfold it into a Frederick’s Cross.

Instructed by Ron Wicklund.

*Beginner-level course.

STEAK TURNER WORKSHOP

When: September 12, 2019

Price: $95

Create a usable tool that you will take home to use on your grill each time you BBQ!

*Beginner-level course.

POWER HAMMER BASICS WORKSHOP

When: September 26, 2019

Price: $95

More details coming soon.

*Beginner-to-Intermediate course. 

SHELF WITH CORBELS WORKSHOP

When: October 3, 2019

Price: $95

Create a shelf to hold your artwork, keys, or whatever you need!

*Beginner-to-Intermediate course.

TONG MAKING WORKSHOP

When: October 5, 2019

Price: $195

Instructed by championship farriers Wade Uldrikson and Shaun Woodson!

Bring your hammer and safety equipment!

* Beginner-to-Intermediate course.

KNIFE GRINDING WORKSHOP

When: October 17, 2019

Price: $95

If you have been struggling with uneven grinds, off-set plunges, and walking edges; this is a class for you!

*Intermediate-to-Advanced course.

MOKUME GANE WORKSHOP

When: November 1-3, 2019

Price: $600

Instructed by Tedd McDonah, a master of his technique, mokume in fire!

This is a 3-day class with an in-depth emphasis on patterning.

* Intermediate-to-Advanced course.

GUARD FITTING WORKSHOP

When: November 21, 2019

Price: $95

More details to come. 

*Intermediate-level course. 

WELDING WORKSHOP

When:  November 30 – December 1, 2019

Price: $350

Learn proficiency in mig welding. 

*Beginner-level course. 

FRIDAY NIGHT DAMASCUS WORKSHOP

When: December 13, 2019

Price: $125

Learn the very basics of forging a simple Damascus billet.

*Beginner-level course.

FOLD FORMING & PATINA WORKSHOP

When: January 17-19, 2019

Price: $325

Instructed by Pat Downing, one of the few experts in these techniques!

Pat will first teach fold forming, a process of transforming flat sheets of metal into three dimensional sculpture, and then how to use both grown and commercial patinas and combinations of patinas to create spectacular finishes on these fold formed pieces.

*Beginner-level course. 

EXPLORING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOPS

This Fall we are launching a string of quick courses that are held always on a Thursday evening, from 5:30-9PM. Each course ranges in skill level, so please make sure to find the one that suits your experience.

All of our Exploring Blacksmithing classes are listed below in blue and white.

Please contact Erika at erika@grizzlyiron.com with any questions or concerns you may have.

BASIC BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP (Full)

When: September 7, 2019

Price $195

Learn the basics of tapering, bending, and twisting as you create your very own steak turner or cheese slicer.

* Beginners start here!

SURFACE GRINDER WORKSHOP

When: September 19, 2019

Price: $95

Practice precision surface grinding! If you have any Damascus billets or knife blanks that need to be ground, feel free to bring them with you! Materials will be provided for practice grinding.

*Beginner-level course. 

CAMP KNIFE WORKSHOP (Full)

When: September 28-29, 2019

Price $385

Learn how to forge and construct a knife under the instruction of Rodger “Grizz” LaBrash!

*Intermediate-level course.

DAMASCUS KNIFE WORKSHOP

When:   Part 1 – October 4, 2019

Part 2 – October 12-13, 2019

Price $525

In this two part class you will learn how to forge a damascus billet and then forge that billet into a gorgeous knife, under the instruction of Rodger “Grizz” LaBrash.

* Advanced-level course. 

WASABI CUPS & CHOPSTICKS WORKSHOP

When: Part 1 – October 24, 2019

Part 2 – November 14, 2019

Price: $190

Create and take home two chopsticks and a wasabi bowl!

*Intermediate-level course.

FOLDER WORKSHOP

When: November 8-11, 2019

Price: $1,350

Instructed by Bill Burke, this is a Liner Lock Folder Workshop.

* Mono steel will be provided – but if you want to use Damascus, it must be already forged, sized, & ready to start making the blade and fittings.

* Advanced-level course.

CORKSCREWS & WINE WORKSHOP

When: December 5, 2019

Price: $95

More details to come.

KYDEX WORKSHOP

When: December 12, 2019

Price: $95

Bring in your own knife and learn how to make a simple sheath from Kydex for it!

CRANE WORKSHOP

When: December 26, 2019

Price: $95

Learn how to forge a Brian Brazeal-style Crane from flat bar. 

*Beginner-to-Intermediate course.

CHEF KNIFE WORKSHOP

When: December 28-29, 2019

Price $450

Learn how to forge and construct a chef knife and refine your grinding skills!

*Advanced-level course.

AirBnB

Additionally, we offer an AirBNB experience that will teach beginners the basics of blacksmithing with a small class emphasis. 

*BEGINNERS START HERE!!

TEAM RETREAT!

Are you organizing a company event?Schedule a Team Building/Team Retreat!!

Pricing varies, as each experience is personalized for every individual group.

Contact us via email or by phone at:

contact@grizzlyiron.com

602-716-9660