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

Join us on our open forge nights every other Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:30 pm. Most participants come in to use equipment normally unavailable to them. There’s always a lot going on. It’s $20 to particpate or just stop in to see what’s happening!

The following are dates of upcoming Open Forges

February 21st       March 7th

March 21st       April 4th

Nick Rossi Folding Knife Workshop

When: February  17-19

Price $475

Make a 100% forged blacksmith style friction folder with Nick Rossi in his first workshop on the west coast. This is a friction folder design featuring a lever that secures the blade in the open position using the user’s grip on the handle. Each student should expect to complete at least one knife in this 3 day workshop. Experience helpful, but not necessary.

Class is limited to 8 students.

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop

When: March 31

Price $175

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.

Chef Knife Workshop

When: April 21-22

Price $325

Learn the basics of forging a chef knife with the help of Rodger LaBrash. You’ll go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided.  

Blacksmith Multi Tool

When: TBD in March or April

Price $TBD

Build your own blacksmith multi tool which will have the capabilty of interchangeable tooling such as hot cuts, butchers, fullers, tennoning tools, and other swages.

This class is currently not scheduled. If we have enough interest in the class we will get a date set. If you are interested, please contact us and we will put you on the list.

One Night Damascus Workshop

When: March 9  5-9 pm

Price $125

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

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop

When: May 5

Price $175

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.

One Night Damascus Workshop

When: April 27th  5-9 pm

Price $125

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

Belt Grinder Workshop

When: TBD

Price $1450

Build your own 2 x 72 belt grinder. Includes a stand, 2 HP motor with VFD, horizontal adjustability,

This class is currently not scheduled. If we have enough interest in the class we will get a date set. If you are interested, please contact us and we will put you on the list.