172 Old Mill Ave.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Located in scenic Pigeon Forge, Iron Mountain Metal Craft strives to preserve and pass on the knowledge, art, and skills of working metal including blacksmithing & blade-smithing. We share this information and our passion for metal-smithing with the public and maintain this website to further our goal of sharing our knowledge with others. Education is one of our primary goals. We sponsor a variety of skill and knowledge-building workshops including beginning blacksmith classes, project based blacksmithing classes. We are a family oriented organization and all are welcome.
Alabama Damascus — Alabama Damascus is located in the beautiful mountains of Jacksonville, Alabama. They proudly forge their Damascus with the use of large air hammers and stock a variety of patterns and blends of steel. Alabama Damascus provides Iron Mountain Metal Craft with their custom Damascus and a few knife patterns.
Laying J Leather — Laying J Leather LLC is a leather manufacturing facility in Dugspur, VA and has a retail shop in Pigeon Forge, TN on Old Mill Ave. They produce the leather work for Iron Mountain Metal Craft.
Iron Mountain Metal Craft is located in the historic part of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee right behind the Old Mill. It sits kitty corner to the location of the original Pigeon Forge Forge of which the town gets its name. Robby Bowman was looking for a way to expand the knowledge of blacksmithing and give the visitors of Pigeon Forge something they could do on vacation that could last a lifetime. His vision was to create a smithy that the visitors could actually hammer at and leave with a finished product. After over a decade of coal, sweat and smiles Robby's famous line, "Woooo!" is a staple sound that can be heard ringing through the valley rising on the ring of his anvil for all to hear.
"I've always wanted to do some blacksmithing and this is the place (and price) to do it!! I'll enjoy the knife I made for a long time." — micah1939
"Me and my 13 yr old daughter went here to make our own objects. I made a railroad spike knife and she made the horse show heart. We both had fun and was glad to try our own stuff. Would recommend going here. You do have to make reservations to make your own stuff." — tazman569
My son loves the TV Show Forged in Fire. He was introduced to Mr. Bowman. What a gracious man to take the time to speak with us. We signed up to make knives with Iron Mountain a few days later. What a great activity. I highly recommend but sign up early. They book up FAST. — David M