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 nights from 5-8PM.

Price: $30 to particpate; free to 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 to start forging on your own! 

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

YOUTH BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | Ages 11-17 
February 17th & 24th
March 2nd, 9th, & 16th
from 5:30PM-8:30PM
Price: $325

We will start with a short safety in the smithy course. Then we will begin forging using a propane forge, starting with the basics; tapers, twists, bending. We will then incorporate these skills into making useful projects to take home!

CANNISTER DAMASCUS WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 6 Participants 
April 4, 2020 from 8AM-5PM
Price: $195 + materials 

In this class you will learn how to prep and weld your can to have a successful weld in the forge, then we can draw it out into a billet form ready to use.

We will supply the can, lids, and 1095 powder, as well as some 15N20 cut off & damascus end cuts. (These are all included in the price.)

You are welcome to bring bearing, chain, or any other carbon steel to add to your cannister!

BASIC BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 8 Participants 
May 23, 2020 from 8AM-3PM 
Price $195

Learn the basics of tapering, bending, and twisting!

If time allows, we will work on another small project.

ORGANIC FORGING WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 8 Participants 
October 10, 2020 from 8AM-3PM
Price: $195

In this class, you will learn the basics of forging organic shapes. We will work on leaves, several different flowers, branches, and other shapes. Some blacksmithing experience is highly recommended (but not required) since there will be some techniques shown that will require decent hammer control.

This will be a great class for smiths who are experienced but who have not approached blacksmithing in an organic form.

CHEF KNIFE WORKSHOP

Advanced Course | 8 Participants
November 14-15, 2020 from 8AM-5PM
Price: $385

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.

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

EXPLORING BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

If you are interested in taking Beginner classes, check out our Exploring Blacksmithing Classes!

These are quick courses, held on Thursday evenings from 5:30PM-9PM.

HEAT TREATING WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 20 Participants
January 18, 2020 from 10AM-2PM
Price: $50

Learn the basics of heat treating blade steels!

Learn why, how, and what you need to watch for to obtain the desired hardness.

BLACKSMITH KNIFE WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 8 Participants
February 22-23, 2020 from 8AM-5PM
Price: $250

This is a one day workshop where we will produce a hand forged “Blacksmith Knife” forged from 1084.

You will learn the basics of forging, grinding and heat treating the steel.

DAMASCUS KNIFE WORKSHOP

Advanced Course | 6 Participants
Dates & Times are TBD
Price $625

In this class you will learn how to forge a damascus billet and then forge that billet into a knife. You will go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade.

You are welcome to bring your own handle material!

WIZARD TOOLS & WIZARDS WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 8 Participants
June 20, 2020 from 8AM-5PM
Price: $195

We will make the following tools to create a Wizard face: eye socket punch, eye punch, chisel, center punch.

Once the tools are made and heat treated, we will use them to create a Wizard key ring.

EDC KNIFE WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 8 Participants
October 24-25, 2020
Price: $385

In this class you will learn the basics of forging an every day carry knife under the instruction of Rodger “Grizz” LaBrash.

You will forge a 3-inch blade from 1084, then go through the processes of grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade to create a finished knife.

KIRIDASHI WORKSHOP

Beginner Course | 8 Participants 
December 12-13, 2020
Price: $325

Create your own piece of twisted Damascus from 1095/15N20, then we will forge this into a Kiridashi Utility Blade, also known as a “Japanese Marking Knife”.

From there we will grind, heat treat, and do our final grinding and etching.

AirBnB

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

*Great place to start!

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:

erika@grizzlyiron.com

or by phone:

602-716-9660