Blacksmith Classes

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Hands-on Blacksmith Classes in Indiana.

Knife making classes, Beginners classes, and Online Classes Available. Scroll down for details.

Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

BEGINNER’S BLACKSMITH CLASSES

Beginner Blacksmithing Classes - Indiana - Brown County Forge
Fire pokers with twists.

This is a 2-3 hour class covering the blacksmithing skills of drawing out, upsetting, bending, quenching, and scrolling.

You will hand-forge a project to take home using our anvils, hammers, tongs, and forge. Past projects have been fire pokers, wall hooks, S hooks, bottle openers, and keychains.

All forging equipment is provided.

  • Great for Birthdays, Father’s Day, Bachelor Parties, and Christmas Gifts!

See what past students have to say about Brown County Forge on the Reviews Page.

CLASS DETAILS:

Time:   2 PM – 5 PM (single session)

Size:   2 people

Cost:  $240 to Book the Class ($120 per student)

To Book: Use the checkout form below and keep an eye on your Inbox for confirmation and class details. If these don’t show up, please check your Spam folder.

Pick Your Date
Your Names
Your Email (for confirmation)

 

Looking for a weekday date?

Email Terran Marks (the owner) at browncountyforge@gmail.com to talk about options.

Find out what taking a class at Brown County Forge is like here.

KNIFE MAKING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS

(Our Most Popular Class)

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“This is awesome!” – Alex S.

  • In this knife making class, we go through the process of hand-forging blades. 
  • You will start with raw material (railroad spikes) and hammer out a knife you designed.
  • Important: You don’t need past experience to forge a knife of your own.

      In class, you will learn:

          • How to forge a knife from start to finish
          • Techniques in blacksmithing
          • When to Harden Steel
          • Why and How to Quench
          • The Purpose of Tempering
          • How to Grind Knife Profiles
          • Hand-sharpening techniques

      You will leave the class with a knife you forged

      Railroad Spike Knife - Brown County Forge

      See what past students have to say about Brown County Forge and Terran Marks as an instructor on the Reviews Page.
       

      CLASS DETAILS:

      Time:   2 PM – 6 PM (single class session)

      Size:   2 people

      Cost:  $440 to Book the Class ($220 per student)

      To Book: Use the checkout form below and keep an eye on your Inbox for confirmation and class details. If these don’t show up, please check your Spam folder.

      Pick Your Date
      Your Names
      Your Email (for confirmation)

       

      Looking for a weekday date?

      Email Terran Marks (the owner) at browncountyforge@gmail.com to talk about options.

      Where are Blacksmith Classes Held?

      Blacksmith Classes are held at:

      Brown County Forge

      611 W. 11th Street

      Bay 18

      Bloomington, Indiana 47404

      Email: browncountyforge@gmail.com

      Prefer to Learn at Home?

      Complete Online Course available!

      • Learn at your own pace.
      • Get a solid foundation.
      • Find out how to save on equipment.
      • Learn Knife Making and Blacksmithing Fundamentals.
      • Over 55 Video-based lessons.

      Preview the Course for Free Here!

      FAQs:

      • Is there an age limit at Brown County Forge?

      All students must be at least 14 years old with a parent or guardian present for in-person classes. Online classes are open to All Ages.

      • Can I book a weekday class?

      Sometimes weekends get busy! If you’d like to secure an appointment during the week, it’s as simple as:

      1. Sending an email to: browncountyforge@gmail.com

      We can talk about available dates and get you swinging hammers in no time!

      • Will I be able to complete the project?

      Yes! Every student completes their project by the end of class.

      Terran has taught hundreds of people how to do this with a 100% success rate.  

      Legal Details and Age Requirements

      Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

      A signed accident and liability waiver is required before forging. Forms are provided when you arrive at the shop.

      Age Requirements

      If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian is not required to take the class with you, but they must stay on-site.

      Minimum age is 14 years old.

      Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Let’s work together to reschedule a class!

      Contact me here to reschedule: browncountyforge@gmail.com

      If you have to cancel please do it at least 2 weeks before your class date. This allows me time to fill your spot(s). 

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