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. 
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 try to respond to e-mails as quickly as possible
Thank You
Any person we determine to be working in an unsafe manor to themselves or others in the shop,
 will be asked to leave and not permitted to return.
Thank You SUNPAC 
for helping us rebuild

Click on News button for coming events

Early the morning of July 4th our shop mysteriously burned down.
We are working with the Heritage Museum to rebuild.
ALL of our equipment was effected and needs replaced or restored
Donations are welcome thru the museum web site, just designate blacksmith.
Click here to donate thru Museum

Thank You Blacksmith Supply
for offering help with our rebuild

Thank You Heritage Museum
for your support

Thank You Victorian Tea Society
for your support

Jan 2020
Brick forges survived
Our temp shop, but no class yet
Thank You
Artist-Blacksmith association of North America
for your donation to our shop
Thank You 
Adams Forge 
for showing your support
Thank You
Vista Forge
for showing your support
Labor Day  Weekend 2020 Update

The City is working with the architect to finalize shop plans. We expect things to be resolved soon, so we can begin to rebuild our shop