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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  • May 27, 2023
    Carl B
    Man you want talk about an experience I will never forget! I made the railroad spike knife, I couldn't get over I was actually forging a knife. I had so much fun I went the next day and made the horseshoe knife!I actually got to meet Robby Bowman he is definitely a down to earth man that was extremely nice he said I want everyone to forge a memory! And you have definitely forged a memory for me for life!I will be coming back in a couple of months to do it again.Thanks Robby Bowman for creating an experience that anyone can come in and make a knife that you can actually use everyday! 5 stars all day long for all the staff!
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review and shared your experiences. We are so glad you had a wonderful time and created an everlasting memory!
  • May 12, 2023
    Stacey R
    The make your own knife experience was amazing. Definitely recommend for the whole family. They were great at working with both the kids and adults.
    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!
  • April 20, 2023
    David G.
    It was an amazing experience for my 9 year old. The blacksmith that worked with him was Excellent. After this experience my son said he wanted to be a blacksmith when he grows up.
    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!
  • April 20, 2023
    The finishing and edge was not as good as the knife I made 4 years ago. I guess it is due to different workers.
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    Thank you so much for this review. We really appreciate you visiting us and your feedback.
  • April 6, 2023
    Millie R.
    Excellent experience! My son and husband loves it. Staff is super friendly and Robby is amazing with kids.
    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!
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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