Wednesday, January 1

Blacksmiths Schools In Mississippi

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Blacksmiths and schools offering courses on blacksmithing and metalworking in Mississippi. Let us know if we missed one.

Jackson Area

Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi
950 Rice Rd.
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 856-7546

Limited offerings throughout the year, but worth a look.

Hammered Monkey Forge
Beginner's classes, tool making, and other offerings.

Located in Magee, MS

Mississippi Forge Council
This is a great place to start if you're looking for resources in Mississippi. Meetings are on the third Saturday of the month at the Agricultural and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Contact information is available on their website along with class and event information.

Hosted at Your Venue (He will come to you.)

Brian Brazeal
(559) 303-8502

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  1. Hey, I am an aspiring black smith and am looking for somewhere or someone who would have me as an apprentice. I feel that liquid metal has been coursing thru my veins all my life. I've been a knife maker for close to three years, but never done any forging. I'm in meridian MS, and when I checked out MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTER, it didn't seem to have any black smithing related stuff on the site anywhere. Did I make a mistake? Can someone please point me in the right direction? The school is in the same area code as me so I was stoked....any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you all!
    - Tony

    1. Hi Tony-

      Thanks for your note and welcome to the craft! What kind of knives have you been working on?

      Here's some information I hope is helpful:

      Since the Mississippi Craft Center features so many different crafts, it's possible they're limited on the number of blacksmithing opportunities they can offer.

      I'd recommend getting in touch with the Mississippi Forge Council ( They should be able to point you in the right direction.

      I appreciate the heads up on the listings, too. I'll be adding the Forge Council shortly.

      Let me know if you have more questions.


    2. Thanks Terran! I'm looking to become a member of the forge council, it looks like that's how I'll get my foot in the door with one of their green coal classes. I just want to immerse myself in this amazing craft man! Thanks for the quick reply, oh and to answer your question, I make full tang fixed blade knives. My recent ones have been smaller, and I've been using files over the belt sander and grind stone. If you want to see some of the work I've done, you can visit my Facebook page -
      Or simply do a google search for Anthony Hager Knives.
      I like to replicate a lot of neat designs I find online, maybe changing a thing or two, while also making my own original designs.
      -Anthony (Tony) Hager

  2. Tony, Lyle Wynn is located in Mendenhall MS and teaches."Tools to Make Tools" class. If still interested email

  3. Tony, Lyle Wynn is located in Mendenhall MS and teaches."Tools to Make Tools" class. If still interested email

  4. AnonymousJune 07, 2017

    I am trying to get I to blacksmithing my name is dwain and I am from pearl ms my number is 6016244622 plz contact me thank you

    1. Ima send u a text, always happy to share info with someone willing to learn!

  5. Hey my forge is the Hammered Monkey Forge and location is in magee MS. I teach beginning classes. And tool making as well. I also teach other parts of blacksmithing. for more info

  6. Hi Spencer-

    Thanks for the information. It's been added to the list.