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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  • June 25, 2022
    Makenna L
    Great experience for the whole family
    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!
  • June 25, 2022
    Sean L.
    The whole crew was amazing! They were great with our young elementary schoolers (and parents too)! Knives came out really well and it was really cool how they explained the process as you went through!
    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!
  • June 21, 2022
    Stephanie S
    Amazing experience of all ages. We had 8 people doing the activity. Craig MADE our kids’ experience amazing! They went from excited to fearful and they ALL rated it as our favorite activity!
    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!
  • June 21, 2022
    Nakia W
    Omfg! So freaking cool. Now I truly understand a little bit more about the TV show.
    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!
  • June 21, 2022
    Joy D
    Brought 9 kids from 7-19 and ALL loved it! Loved how each of the blacksmiths took the time to educate the kids at each step!!
    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