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The Village Blacksmith

6641 Gloucester St, VA 23061-5104
+1 804-824-2631
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Fantastic Hands-on Blacksmithing classes!

My son and I spend three days with George, who has a great experience planned out for beginner... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan M
Colonial metal heat-treating

This show is great for anybody interested in metallurgy. I have both classroom and work experience... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
Peter H
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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At the Village Blacksmith you can witness modern artisans forging metal products out of steel. Experience all inclusive tour packages that include a 2 hr demo , with either lunch or dinner at one of Main Street's great restaurants , self guided walking tours of Gloucester's Historic Village, and later a dessert stop. In addition tour our showroom and ask us about the roll a blacksmith played in society both past and present. You will laugh, you will learn, and you will leave with an appreciation of craftsmanship as we ancient techniques, old tooling, and modern technology to create amazing pieces before your eyes!! Browse our showroom and challenge us to make something custom for you! weekend demos Blacksmithing classes Welding Classes Hand Forged Knife making classes
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6641 Gloucester St, VA 23061-5104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I spend three days with George, who has a great experience planned out for beginner blacksmiths - we each really enjoyed the time, which gets you right into blacksmithing - hands on right away. Good for both of us. George is a...More

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

This show is great for anybody interested in metallurgy. I have both classroom and work experience with heat treatment of metals. Naturally, I was interested. I know that different properties can be obtained from the metal based upon the amount of heat and quenching, etc....More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

I recently took the 1-day introductory blacksmithing along with a group of friends. George is an excellent blacksmith and teacher; taking a group with zero experience and guiding us through all the methods, steps, and any mistakes to create a polished finished product. He gives...More

1  Thank Matt V
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting George during a 1-day class to learn the basics. George is a talented blacksmith who clearly enjoys seeing people learn his craft. He taught us, assisted us, and entertained us. I concur with George that it is some of...More

1  Thank Robin M
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

I took the 3 day class had a great time and learned alot. George was very detailed with instruction and was there to help along the way if needed. Learned basics of starting a fire first day then went into basic skills for blacksmuthing. By...More

2  Thank Kim W
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

My son recently became interested in blacksmithing, so I enrolled him in the Basic Blacksmithing class for his 17th birthday. George, the owner, is a master blacksmith and an excellent teacher. He is also a very kind and patient person. His course thoroughly covered the...More

2  Thank JHogan9600
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

I visited Mr. George Cramer for his rhree-day Blacksmith class and had an absolute blast. He's a really nice guy and very proficient at what he does. The class was a little relaxed, which allowed me time to applied the skills I learned in a...More

2  Thank Travis H
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

My trip to the shop was part of my son's home school field trip. This trip was very informative and very interesting. Mr Cramer keep the kids interest and attention. I think a trip his shop and show room would of interest to any one...More

2  Thank ruffmm
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

I had purchased a wonderful copper tub a few years ago. It needed a repair on the handle. A friend told me about the shop. I was so excited to be able to have it repaired it not only looks original but improved the value...More

3  Thank threekittyinn
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow, we had a great time. George is a wonderful host. Amazing blacksmithing skills. We highly recommend

2  Thank Shelleybobelly
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