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

November 14th     November 28th

December 12th     December 26th

January 9th     January 23rd

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop (Full)

When: December 29, 2018

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.

Damascus for Jewelry

When: February 16-17, 2019

Price $475

This class will be on making Damascus at a beginning to intermediate level. We will explore the common patterns techniques as well as some mosaic patterns and how to apply them, specifically in the use of jewelry. Although this class is focused on jewelry, the techniques can be applied in other areas like knifemaking. Each student should come away with 2-3 finished billets that you can further refine on your own. You will learn how to prepare the material, several different patterns, the basics of grinding, etching the Damascus, and finishing.

Organic Forging Workshop

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.

"Blacksmith Knife" Class

When: May 11, 2019

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

One Day Damascus Workshop (Full)

When: November 24, 2018

8 am -1 pm

Price $125

Learn the very basics of forging a simple Damascus billet. The workshop will be on a Saturday morning from 8 am -1 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.

Make a Hunter Style Knife (Full)

When: December 8-9, 2018

Price $350

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.

EDC Knife Workshop

When: February 9-10, 2019

Price $385

Learn the basics of forging an every day carry knife 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.  

Chef Knife Class

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’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.

Make a Hunter Style Knife

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.

Damascus Knife Workshop

When:   Part 1 May 3, 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, you’ll go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade. All materials will be provided.