Forge, Heat, Hammer, Create

Midlothian, United States

Experience hosted by Adriana And Justin

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We work with our guests to create a forged masterpiece.

The List Includes:
- Mjölnir Necklace (Thors Hammer)
- Bracelet
- Letters/Numbers (initials, address deco)
- Hair Spike (doubles as a defensive weapon)
- Meat Hook for grilling
- Eating Spoon
- Ladle (cooking spoon)
- Fire Starter with Striker
- Bottle Opener

First, we'll crack on the forge and go over the basics while the material heats up.

Next is the hammering. The material will have to go back into the forge every so often for re-heating. While the material re-heats, we'll discuss forging methods, show n tell current projects, go over any questions, etc.

Lastly, we'll do final grinding, shaping and sanding. Then we continue to the smoothing and polishing process to remove any sharp edges.

Have a camera/device? Bring it with you. Or we'll use our device and send you the link.

Approx times:
1 person = 1 1/2 to 2 hrs
2 ppl = 2 to 3 hrs
3 ppl = 3 hrs
4 ppl = 3 1/2+ hrs
5 ppl inquire if you need timing

Other items we co-create...
- Tomahawk
- Railroad Spike Knife
These items require additional time, on top of posted times above, for the heat treat, tempering process and final sharpening and are doable in smaller groups of 4 or less. 1@$35 or 2+@$30 each.

Additional Pictures and Info:
https://rossforge.com/experience-forging-workshop-class/

FB: https://facebook.com/rossforge1/
We work with our guests to create a forged masterpiece.

The List Includes:
- Mjölnir Necklace (Thors Hammer)
- Bracelet
- Letters/Numbers (initials, address deco)
- Hair Spike (doubles as a defensive weapon)
- Meat Hook for grilling
- Eating Spoon
- Ladle (cooking spoon)
- Fire Starter with Striker
- Bottle Opener

First, we'll crack on the forge and go over the basics while the ma…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water inside the shop fridge w/ room to store your snacks.
  • Equipment
    Safety glasses, gloves, forge hammers, forge tools and power tools, apron,...

Meet your host, Adriana And Justin

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 53 Reviews
  • Identity verified
An old world ‘mom-n-pop’ forge shop brought to the 21st century.

We are a small forge and do everything by hand, arm & hammer style. We do not use patterns for knives and other items unless requested. The metal takes a life of its own and guides us. We create knives for various uses from large to small. We also make defensive weapons such as axes, tomahawks, as well as historical weapons for reenactment and practical use such as spearsheads, seaxes, langseaxes, arrowheads, swords, scabbards, etc… We also enjoy making artistic items such as fancy tampers, roses, leatherwork, & more.

Justin has mastered all kinds of art from black belt, to the art of war (OIF Army Veteran), to oil on canvas, to artisanal craftsmanship, Viking fighter and Viking historian, to forging pioneer arm and hammer style. A jack of all trades, master of none.
An old world ‘mom-n-pop’ forge shop brought to the 21st century.

We are a small forge and do everything by hand, arm & hammer style. We do not use patterns for knives and other items unless requested. The metal takes a life of its own and guides us. We create knives for various uses from large to small. We also make defensive weapons such as axes, tomahawks, as well as historical weapons for reenactment and practical use such as spearsheads, seaxes, langseaxes, arrowheads, swords, sc…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From ₹10,339
/ person
Fri, 13 Aug
₹10,339 per person
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
₹10,339 per person
Sat, 14 Aug
₹10,339 per person
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
₹10,339 per person
Sun, 15 Aug
₹10,339 per person
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
₹10,339 per person

Where you'll be

We live at the back end of a horseshoe road, so you may come into the street from either end. Cars usually go fast on the main road (663), just have the blinker on and you’ll be alright.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Eric
July 2021
This is well worth the money and trip! If you’re a fan of Forged In Fire then this will give you a REAL view of how a REAL blade smith works. Justin was patient and a great guide. Full of good information about blacksmithing. There was no rush and it was very hands-on. I highly recommend this adventure if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.
This is well worth the money and trip! If you’re a fan of Forged In Fire then this will give you a REAL view of how a REAL blade smith works. Justin was patient and a great guide…
Nate
July 2021
All I can say is, EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!!! From the time we pulled in the driveway and met Adriana, until we finished the experience, we were enjoying our time. Justin and Adriana had the entire experience planned out perfectly. From the safety equipment, to the drinks, the snacks, and the knowledge of forging and metalworks, we were making memories and new friends. My son said this was the best part of our mini vacay and that means a lot coming from a 15 yo.
All I can say is, EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!!! From the time we pulled in the driveway and met Adriana, until we finished the experience, we were enjoying our time. Justin and Adriana h…
Matthew
July 2021
This experience was outstanding! Justin and Adriana were great hosts and took care of the smallest details. Justin is incredibly skilled at his craft and can entertain you with his experiences. I took my 16 year old son and created a memory that he will likely be talking about for years to come. Thank you for an amazing time!
This experience was outstanding! Justin and Adriana were great hosts and took care of the smallest details. Justin is incredibly skilled at his craft and can entertain you with his…
Emily
June 2021
I bought this experience for my husband and his friend as Father's Day gifts and they had an AMAZING time! They not only came home with a knife and tomahawk, but also great stories and a new appreciation for the science behind forging! Recommend without hesitation.
I bought this experience for my husband and his friend as Father's Day gifts and they had an AMAZING time! They not only came home with a knife and tomahawk, but also great stories…
Mary
May 2021
My fiancée and I had a wonderful experience with Adriana and Justin! It was a great introduction to blacksmithing. Justin is a great teacher, and Adriana provided all details that helped us come prepared and able to find their forge easily. We highly recommend this experience 😁
My fiancée and I had a wonderful experience with Adriana and Justin! It was a great introduction to blacksmithing. Justin is a great teacher, and Adriana provided all details tha…
Kathy
May 2021
Had the absolute best time. It was an Anniversary present for my husband. It’s been a dream for him to forge a knife. Justin and Adriana were awesome and so friendly. It was as if we’ve known them forever. Great time and will definitely be back!
Had the absolute best time. It was an Anniversary present for my husband. It’s been a dream for him to forge a knife. Justin and Adriana were awesome and so friendly. It was as if…

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Fri, 13 Aug
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    ₹10,339 per person
  • Sat, 14 Aug
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    ₹10,339 per person
  • Sun, 15 Aug
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹10,339 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Wear closed shoes like sneakers or boots

long sleeves if you have sensitive skin