Forge Your Own Knife – My Bear Foot Cabins

Forge Your Own Knife


Iron Mountain Metal Craft

Iron Mountain Metal Craft strives to preserve and pass on the knowledge, art, and skills of working metal including blacksmithing & blade-smithing. The passion for metal-smithing is shared with the public. Education is their primary goal. Iron Mountain Metal Craft sponsors a variety of skill and knowledge-building workshops including beginning blacksmith classes, project based blacksmithing classes. They are a family oriented organization and all are welcome.

Iron Mountain Metal Craft is run by Forged in Fire Fan Favorite, Robby Bowman. Robby is also known as the “Smokey Mountain Cowboy” and for his signature phrase, “Wooooo!”. He brings charisma and a life-time worth of skill to the shop. He’s a great instructor wether you are forging a Nail Knife or working through a Dream Knife with him.

Circle Bar T Forge

Circle Bar T has a passion for blacksmithing and bladesmithing. Brent’s years of experience from behind an anvil include making and shaping horse shoes, creating tools such as hammers, tongs, and punches, and bladesmithing, along with all types of ornamental and functional blacksmithing.

In addition to offering blacksmithing lessons for individuals and groups, Circle Bar T Forge of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee makes a variety of metal crafts and offers custom works for those who are interested in commissioning a unique piece. 

Whether you are interested in booking a birthday, bachelor(ette) party, or team building event; or have a special piece in mind you’d like Brent’s help in creating, Circle Bar T looks forward to hearing about it. 

Gatlinburg Forge and Blade

Gatlinburg Forge and Blade is a newer knife forging venue in the area. The reviews on their Facebook Page are very good. It looks like everyone has a good time, there is humor and of course, a quality knife is the result..

They are located at 449 Parkway in Gatlinburg. You can reach them at (865) 416-5617 or

Mohr’s Custom Knives

MOHR CUSTOM KNIVES is located in Dandridge, Tennessee at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Our shop can be found in deep woods of East Tennessee. We forge hand made knives, and teach knife making and bladesmithing classes.

MOHR CUSTOM KNIVES consists of father and son team, Rick and Tom Mohr. They have spent decades acquiring the skills pertaining to custom knife making and Tom began forging in 2006. He does all the forging, heat treating, grinding, shaping, polishing and designing of handles.

Most blades are hand forged on-site, using time-honored knife making techniques. Other blades are hand ground by using the stock removal method. This is done by cutting circular saw blades, band saw blades, car leaf-springs or even old files and turning these items into a work of art; a custom, handmade knife that can be used for a lifetime.

They love sharing the craft, so if you are looking for knife making classes in Tennessee or want to tackle bladesmithing, check out their schedule to book a knife making class online.

Tom is an ABS apprentice and was awarded a scholarship to Haywood Community College by the American Bladesmith Society, a scholarship awarded to only three people a year in the United States.

Address: 221 Wooded Acres Ln Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone: (865)765-0459


Take home your handiwork along with memories that are created at one of the My Bearfoot Cabins.

Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, Owners