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

EDC Knife Workshop (Full)

When: February 9-10, 2019

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 beginner 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.)

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.)

"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.)

Basic Blacksmithing Workshop

When: September 7-8, 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. 

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.

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.

* This is an intermediate level class.

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!

Damascus Knife Workshop (Full)

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.

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.

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.

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.