Forge A Memory


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Forge a custom knife made from a railroad spike in this hands-on knife manufacturing lesson. Minimum age for this is 13. We may require previous blacksmithing experience if you are under the age of 18.  All in all a very special experience.




Aspiring blacksmiths of all ages can take this lesson. You get to craft yourself a custom knife made from a horseshoe. You’ll work with a metal working expert who will help you every step of the way as you create your own unique souvenir.




Start off with a smaller knife for your first hands-on blacksmithing lesson. Learn the basics of iron forging while you create your own custom knife out of a pony shoe. A guided, small-group lesson led by an expert blacksmith will help you through every step of the process. 




For the youngest blacksmithing enthusiasts, this lesson is only for those 5-12 years old. An introduction into the world of metal working for the youngest visitors as they craft a knife from a The forging lesson is supervised by experienced blacksmiths in a safe environment.



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Our experiences are designed to give a unique, hands-on experience you won’t find most other places. Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our happy customers who might now be re-considering blacksmithing as a career choice after their experiences! 

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  • January 3, 2023
    Emily P.
    Great experience! My 11 yo boy and 8 yo girl loved every minute!! Robby and his staff took time to make sure our kids had a memorable experience!
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience at our forge with us. We hope to see you again soon next time you are in Pigeon Forge!
  • December 27, 2022
    Daniel B.
    A great experience! They were very friendly and willing to help accommodate our schedule. We had a blast making knives with them.
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    Thank you so much for this review. We really appreciate you visiting us and we are glad you had a great time at our forge!
  • December 5, 2022
    Danny S
    You swing a hammer where he tells you to hit it and then he makes a knife. an says congratulations you made a knife doesn’t explain why you’re hitting the metal if you’re making the cutting edge or making the metal bigger just hit it and don’t walk in the wrong spot for safety they act like you’re going to sue them
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    We are sorry your experience was not what you would have liked it to be. We strive to make every experience enjoyable and memorable and will use your feedback to enhance our experiences to explain the steps in the forging process. We take safety as our #1 priority, and in some cases that means our guys have to make a majority of the knife to avoid any type of injury. Again, we apologize your experience was not what you hoped it would be.
  • November 25, 2022
    Betty P.
    It was awesome
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and sharing your experience with us - it's much appreciated!
  • November 25, 2022
    Mary P
    Owner came out himself to assist with the knife making. His enthusiasm really made the process fun! A great price for a mountain keepsake.
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Iron Mountain Metal Craft. We take pride in knowing that you are happy and had an amazing experience with us!
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Amazing I would give it 10 stars if I could! The staff here were all great to work with! We were able to pound out our own knives.. We had the pleasant surprise to meet Robby Bowman. He was willing to tell us great tips for forging and got to see his beautiful knifes he made.

Laura B.

Went there with my son and nephew. Once we all held and saw the railroad spike knife we had to have it not only did we all make one, but had a blast doing it! It was an amazing time, we plan on coming back to vacation again, here next year …More

Joseph M.

We had a large group (11 of us) ranging from ages 7-50. None of us had ever done anything like it before and it was a HUGE hit with everyone! I have 6 kids (ages 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, & 16) and all of them said it was their favorite part of spring break!

Sheli L