Iron Mountain Metal Craft strives to preserve and pass on the knowledge, art, and skills of working metal including blacksmithing & bladesmithing. We share this information and our passion for metalsmithing with the public and maintain this website to further our goal of sharing our knowledge with others. Education is one of our primary goals. We sponsor a variety of skill and knowledge-building workshops including beginning blacksmith classes, project based blacksmithing classes. We are a family oriented organization and all are welcome.
The Iron Mountain Metal Craft Shop is located in Old Mill Square next to The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. Owner and blacksmith Robby Bowman is a third generation blacksmith. Iron Mountain Metal Craft is the only blacksmith in Pigeon Forge outside of Dollywood. Bowman demonstrates his skills as visitors watch — he heats, molds, and bends metal into shapes of knives and other objects. For a fee, you can put on the apron, gloves, and protective glasses and take a class in blacksmithing. Learn to make a knife that you can keep as a souvenir. Inside the show room are numerous knives and ornaments of all shapes and sizes for sale, and created by Bowman. Some of his more unique handle designs are made from shells from 20mm and 50 mm guns. The shells are from the World War II and Vietnam era and are supplied to Bowman by a Vietnam War veteran