Blacksmithing Classes

Welcome to the Brown County Forge Classes page!

Classes are held at:

1609 S. Rogers St. in Bloomington, Indiana

Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

Both Beginner’s classes and Knife making classes can be scheduled on Saturday or Sunday. Ask about discounts for Firefighters and Veterans.

  • Saturdays: Pick your preference – Morning (9-Noon), Afternoon (1-4PM)
  • Sundays: Pick your preference – Morning (9-Noon), Afternoon (1-4PM)

See what class dates are available on the Calendar below:

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Beginner Classes

Brown County Forge Blacksmithing Classes

This is a 2-3 hour class covering the basic skills of drawing out, upsetting, hot cutting, quenching, and scrolling. You will have the opportunity to complete a unique project to take home. Past projects have been fire pokers, wall hooks, S hooks, bottle openers, and keychains. Read more about what Taking a Class is like step-by-step.

Class photos and videos are available on Facebook.

Class size: 1-4 people. This is a great class to take with a friend or relative. There’s plenty of time to integrate the skills, work on your own, and compare your projects.

Class Fee: $120/person (paid before class)

Contact: Email Terran at browncountyforge@gmail.com with your name, possible class dates, and a little bit about yourself. He’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Look for an email from BC Forge.

Basic Knife Making

Tempering Colors Railroad Spike Knives

This is a 4-5 hour class covering the basics of hand-forging a knife from found materials (rebar, railroad spikes). We’ll go through proper hammering technique, hardening, tempering, grinding, and finishing.

You will leave the class with a usable knife to take home.

*Experience isn’t necessary, but I recommend taking the Beginner’s Class first if you’re unsure. All materials are provided.

Knife Making Class Student Work

Class size: 1-4 people. Working alongside a friend or relative makes the learning process even better. Bring someone along!

Class Fee: $200/person (paid before class)

Contact: Email Terran at browncountyforge@gmail.com with your name, possible class dates, and a little bit about yourself. He’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Look for an email from BC Forge.

Knife Making Class Student Work

Legal Details and Age Requirements

Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

I require a signed accident waiver from each of my students. When you schedule your class, I’ll provide a copy for you to sign.

Age Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old. If you are under 18 and over 14 years old, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cancellation Policy

We can work together to reschedule a class, but if you have to cancel please do it at least 1 week before your class date. You will be refunded your class fee minus 10% for the cancellation.