Orange County Blacksmith Guild
Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA
This shop exists to pass along the craft of blacksmithing. Our objective with this class and everything else we do, is that you understand the basics of the craft and then, thru your learning process, gain as much knowledge as you can. Consequently, we are
not here to teach you how to make knives, spears, swords, axes, hatchets, arrow points or any other weapon you can think of. We are here to teach you a process that is over 4,000 years old and a process that, up until 40 years ago was a dying craft. When you have learned the basics, we welcome the opportunity to see your ability in weapons production, tool production or anything artistic.
CBA and Museum membership is required to work in our shop.
Students have access thru the museum bus and employee entrance
Drive on thru and park in the big lot by the school
The intro class is required for all first time students
Please see the intro class button for information
We are all volunteers, working to share our knowledge of blacksmithing.
We respond to e-mails as time permits.
Any person we determine to be working in an unsafe manor to themselves or others in the shop,
will not be asked to leave and not permitted to return.
In addition to our classes, one of our instructors will be teaching a blacksmith class at Orange Coast Collage.
Classes are scheduled for: