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Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

After 6 years and over 900 student projects, we’ve wrapped up in-person classes. Thank you to everyone who has taken a class over the years!

Today, we’re excited to announce three complete training courses you can take from the comfort of home.

Blacksmith Class Options Available Now:

Blacksmithing for Beginners – Online

Simple Knife Making – Online

Gold Package – Simple Knife Making and Blacksmithing for Beginners Bundle – Online

To preview each of the courses, click the links above.

Please note: If you have a previous in-person reservation but have not booked a date, contact to set up your class appointment.


Beginner Blacksmithing Classes - Indiana - Brown County Forge

In your Beginners Blacksmithing class, we will cover the blacksmithing skills of drawing out, upsetting, bending, quenching, and scrolling.

You will learn how to hand-forge a project using a forge, anvil, hammers, and tongs.

We will cover:

  • How to Set Up Your Home Forge
  • Where to Find Anvils and Forges
  • Blacksmith Hammers and Techniques
  • Using Tongs to Hold Hot Metal
  • How to Start and Finish Your First Project
Beginner Blacksmithing Classes - Indiana - Brown County Forge
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See what past students have to say about Brown County Forge on the Reviews Page.


Class Dates:

All new classes are available in the online version of this class.


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  • In this knife making fundamentals 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
          • Blacksmithing techniques
          • When to Harden Steel
          • Why and How to Quench
          • The Purpose of Tempering
          • How to Grind Knife Profiles
          • Hand-sharpening techniques

      You will finish 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 Dates:

      All new classes are available in the online version of this class.

      Simple Knife Making Course

      Want to Learn Blacksmithing Today?

      I built three online courses with the blacksmithing beginner in mind. These courses are based on the in-person classes I’ve been teaching since 2016.

      • All Ages Welcome.
      • Learn at your own pace.
      • Get a solid foundation.
      • Find out how to save on equipment.
      • Learn Knife Making and/or Blacksmithing Fundamentals.
      • Over 55 Video lessons in the Gold Package.

      DIY Blacksmithing Online Course - Blacksmith Classes

      Preview the Courses for Free Here

      Where are Blacksmith Classes Held?

      Online blacksmith classes come to you in the comfort of your own home or workshop.

      In-person Blacksmith Classes are held at:

      Brown County Forge

      611 W. 11th Street

      Bay 18

      Bloomington, Indiana 47404



      • Is there an age limit at Brown County Forge?

      All students must be at least 16 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:

      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.

      Sometimes folks need some assistance, but we’ll work together to get it done.

      Legal Details and Age Requirements

      Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

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

      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 16 years old.

      Class Cancellation and Reschedule Policy

      Let’s work together to reschedule a class!

      Contact me here to reschedule:

      If you have to cancel or reschedule please do it at least 2 weeks before your class date. This allows me time to fill your spot(s) without negatively impacting fellow students and Brown County Forge.

      Please read the full Class Cancellation and Reschedule Policy.

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