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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  • February 23, 2023
    Danielle H.
    We visited the shop a little while ago, late January I suppose. We decided to come visit the shop again and maybe try out their experience and just take a look around to see if there was anything we wanted to buy. Ended up leaving empty handed and not happy due to the employees acting rude towards me and my husband. Don't bother wasting your time here.
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    We are sorry that your interactions and experience did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback and use it as a way to make the customer experience at our shop better. We would love to have you back at the shop again. Thank you.
  • February 17, 2023
    Ryan J.
    Wow! What a special experience for our Forged in Fire-obsessed kids! Forging their own knife with Robby Bowman! Robby and his entire team were incredible! They will treasure these knives and memories! Thank you!!
    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!
  • February 10, 2023
    Jason B
    Staff was amazing to work with, especially with our two sons (8 and 12). A great experience for the whole family. A HUGE shout out to Robbie for making this such a memorable 13th birthday experience! You can tell a lot by a handshake and Robbie’s was firm but gentle! Looking forward to forging more knives here in the future!! If this is something that interests you at all, give Iron Mountain Metal Craft the chance to give you a memory to last a lifetime.
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    On behalf of all of us at Iron Mountain Metal Craft, we would like to thank you for sharing this great review about our forge! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience!
  • February 1, 2023
    Ben D.
    When I tried making an appointment over the phone, the lady who had picked up seemed as if she had an attitude and didn't want to talk at all. She sounded like an older lady. We had come to look in the store prior to calling just to look around and look more into the knife making experience. We were met with judging looks and didn't feel welcome at all. While we were at the store, we looked over the reviews as well on Google. We came across many reviews talking about how rude and horrible the owner is. We never got the chance to meet him, but based on those reviews, it's a good thing we didn't.
    Iron Mountain Metal Craft
    We are sorry that your interactions and experience did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback and use it as a way to make the customer experience at our shop better. We would still like to have you experience what makes this an amazing time while you are here and create a memory that will last a lifetime. Please contact us if you are still in Pigeon Forge. Thank you.
  • 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!
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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