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 Nights

If you are interested in taking one of our classes, please attend as many Open Forge Nights as you can 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.

* This is a great way to prepare you, especially if you’re a beginner!

Join us every other Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:30 pm. It’s $20 to particpate or just stop in to see what’s happening!

The following are dates of upcoming
Open Forges Nights :

February 13th     February 27th

March 13th     April 3rd

April 17th     May 1st 

May 15th     May 29th

Chef Knife Class (Full)

When: February 23-24, 2019

Price $385

In this class you will learn how to forge and construct a chef knife under the instruction of Rodger LaBrash. You will forge am 8-inch blade from 1084 and then you will go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided.

* This is an advanced class meant to help you refine your grinding skills.

Make a Hunter Style Knife (Full)

When: April 13-14, 2019

Price $385

In this class you will learn how to forge and construct a knife in a hunter style. Under the instruction of Rodger LaBrash, you’ll go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided. This class is similar but a little more advanced than our basic knife class.

* This is a beginnger knife making course.

** Please Note: If you are an absolute beginner, we strongly suggest you attend the Open Forge Nights prior to taking this course.      (Schedule is listed above.)

Damascus Knife Workshop

When:   Part 1 May 10, 2019

Part 2 – June 22-23, 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 LaBrash.

Part 1: You will make a Damascus billet from 1095 & 15N20 and forge a ladder pattern into it.

Part 2: You’ll forge the billet into a 4-5 inch blade, then you’ll go through the processes of grinding, heat treating, and handling the knife. All materials will be provided.

* This is an advanced class.

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop

When: September 7, 2019

Price $195

In this class you will learn how to make a bbq steak turner. You will learn the basics of tapering, bending and twisting. If time allows, we will work on another small project. All materials and tools will be provided. Please bring safety glasses and work gloves if you have them. Closed toed shoes are required.

* Beginners start here!

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 LaBrash.

Part 1: You will make a Damascus billet from 1095 & 15N20 and forge a ladder pattern into it.

Part 2: You will forge the billet into a 4-5 inch blade, then you’ll go through the processes of grinding, heat treating, and handling the knife. All materials will be provided.

* This is an advanced class. 

Chef Knife Workshop

When: December 28-29, 2019

Price $385

In this class you will learn how to forge and construct a chef knife under the instruction of Rodger LaBrash. You will forge am 8-inch blade from 1084 and then you will go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided.

* This is an advanced class meant to help you refine your grinding skills.

Intro to Blacksmithing for Youth

When: February 4 – March 25, 2019

Times: Monday 5 pm – 7 pm

Price $325

Do you have an interested youth who wants to learn to forge? This workshop is a great place to start! Specifically created for ages 11 thru 16, this 8-week course has room for only 8 participants. So sign up now, it will fill up fast! Materials and use of tools included.

* This is a beginner class for ages 11-16.

Organic Forging Workshop (Full)

When: March 30, 2019

Price $195

In this class you will learn the basics of forging organic shapes. We will work on leaves, several different flowers, and other shapes. The is an entry level class that will teach some basic blacksmithing skills but can also be helpful for smiths who have not approached blacksmithing in an organic form.

* This is a beginner-to-advanced level class. Even experienced blackmiths will learn something new!

Mokume Gane Workshop

When: April 20-21, 2019

Price: $500

This class will be instructed by Tedd McDonah, one of the all-time masters at his techinique, mokume in fire!

We will be doing billets from copper and nickel! All materials will be provided.

* Intermediate – to – Advanced level class.

"Blacksmith Knife" Class (Full)

When: May 11, 2019

Price: $225

This is a one day workshop where we will produce a hand forged “Blacksmith Knife”. The knife will be all steel – but leather or paracord can be added to the handle if desired. You will learn the basics of forging, grinding and heat treating the steel.

* Beginner-to-intermediate level course.

** Please Note: If you are an absolute beginner, we strongly suggest you attend the Open Forge Nights prior to taking this course.  (Schedule is listed above.)

EDC Knife Workshop

When: August 3-4, 2019

Time: 6 am – 1 pm

Price $385

Learn the basics of forging an every day carry knife under the instruction of Rodger LaBrash. You will forge a 3-inch long blade from 1084, then go through the processes of grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade to create a finished knife. All materials will be provided.

* This is a beginnger knife making course.

** Please Note: If you are an absolute beginner, we strongly suggest you attend the Open Forge Nights prior to taking this course.  (Schedule is listed above.)

Hunter/Camp Knife Workshop

When: September 28-29, 2019

Price $350

In this class you will learn how to forge and construct a knife under the instruction of Rodger LaBrash. You will forge a blade from 1084 that 4-5 inches in length, you will then go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided.

*This is a great intermediate class.

Friday Night Damascus

When: December 13, 2019

Price: $125

Learn the very basics of forging a simple Damascus billet. The workshop will be at night from 5-9 pm. The billets will be preassembled so we’ll be able to dive right into forging. All materials are included. Each class is limited to 6 students.

* This is a Beginner level class.

** Please Note: If you are an absolute beginner, we strongly suggest you attend the Open Forge Nights prior to taking this course.  (Schedule is listed above.)