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 evenings from 5-8PM.

Price: $20 to particpate; free to come 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. 

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 “Grizz” LaBrash.

* Advanced-level course. 

TONG MAKING WORKSHOP

When: October 5, 2019

Price: $195

Instructed by championship farriers Wade Uldrikson and Shaun Woodson!

Bring your hammer and safety equipment!

* Beginner-to-Intermediate course.

WELDING WORKSHOP

When:  November 30 – December 1, 2019

Price: $350

Learn proficiency in mig welding.

*Beginner-level course. 

FRIDAY NIGHT DAMASCUS WORKSHOP

When: December 13, 2019

Price: $125

Learn the very basics of forging a simple Damascus billet.

*Beginner-level course.

EXPLORING BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

If you are interested in taking beginner courses, check out our Exploring Blacksmithing Classes!

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

CAMP KNIFE WORKSHOP

When: September 28-29, 2019

Price $385

Learn how to forge and construct a knife under the instruction of Rodger “Grizz” LaBrash!

*Intermediate-level course.

MOKUME GANE WORKSHOP

When: November 1-3, 2019

Price: $600

Instructed by Tedd McDonah, a master of his technique, mokume in fire!

This is a 3-day class with an in-depth emphasis on patterning.

* Intermediate-to-Advanced course.

FOLDER WORKSHOP

When: November 8-11, 2019

Price: $1,350

Instructed by Bill Burke, this is a Liner Lock Folder Workshop.

* Mono steel will be provided – but if you want to use Damascus, it must be already forged, sized, & ready to start making the blade and fittings.

* Advanced-level course.

CHEF KNIFE WORKSHOP

When: December 28-29, 2019

Price $450

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

*Advanced-level course.

FOLD FORMING & PATINA WORKSHOP

When: January 17-19, 2019

Price: $325

Instructed by Pat Downing, one of the few experts in these techniques!

Pat will first teach fold forming, a process of transforming flat sheets of metal into three dimensional sculpture, and then how to use both grown and commercial patinas and combinations of patinas to create spectacular finishes on these fold formed pieces.

*Beginner-level course. 

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:

contact@grizzlyiron.com

or by phone:

602-716-9660