Frequently Asked Questions
-What is your email address?
-What are the age limits for classes?
You MUST be 18+ for all adult level classes (no acceptions). We do offer a class for kids (14+) and their parents called Parent and Child Railroad Spike Knife Class. Children must sign up with their parent and they must be between 14 - 17 (also no acceptions here). Heavy lifting and strenuous physical exertion are part of the curriculum, so please be confident that students can handle the program.
-I've never done anything like this! Where do I begin? What class should I sign up for?
We offer programs in Blacksmithing, Knife Grinding, and Bladesmithing*. The next question to ask yourself is what sort of time and financial commitment you would feel comfortable making. We offer Introduction classes in all three subjects. These are low cost and low time commitment and are a perfect place to start.
If at that point you want to learn more, we recommend our Foundational Skills programs*. These are longer format classes, and are designed to give you a good working knowledge of the basic principles and processes in your chosen subject.
After that, you could go into our Intensives classes. These classes are designed for people who have gone through the Foundational Skills series in their chosen subject and are looking for new ways to challenge themselves.
*please note that in order to be eligible to sign up for the Bladesmithing Foundational Skills program, you must have completed the Blacksmithing Foundational Skills through 400s and have completed the same level in the Knife Grinding Foundationals Skills. For example, a student enter Bladesmithing 100s must have already completed Blacksmithing 100s-400s and Knife Grinding 100s.
- When will you be posting another ___________ class?
Soon! Check back occasionally for new class postings.
- Can you put me on the waiting list for a class?
Sorry, we don't currently offer waiting lists. It's something we may do in the future, but for now please keep checking back with the website for our most current class offereings.
-Wow, this place is huge! Where should I meet you for class?
We meet at the Warhorse Coffee House which is at the same address, in the center of the property. If you are at the Chattahoochee Coffee Company, you are at the wrong place. Please refer to the map on the right of this page.
-What should I bring to class?
Please wear long sleeves, pants and boots. Bandannas can be useful. Clothing of the heavy cotton variety. If you are taking a grinder skills class, we recommend also bringing a hat and a respirator if you have one.
Bring water and a snack!
-Can I take pictures?
Please no video or audio recordings without permission. Please always ask permission to take picture of other students, instructors, or bystanders....it's just polite.
-What if I can't make it to class?
We do not give refunds or transfers within 10 days of class. We will refund in full, minus a 20% service charge, or transfer you to an open class of the same value prior to the 10 day window. We cannot give you a credit for a future class. Goat N Hammer reserve the right to deny admittance to any person as it sees fit.
If you will not be able to make it to your class, please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible.
-I sent you an email/Facebook message/Instagram message forever ago. Why haven't you responded yet?
If we don't respond to your message in a fashion that seems timely to you, please take no offense. We get many emails everyday and though we do try to respond promptly, we may miss one from time to time. If you think that might be you, please try us again.
1200 Foster Street B8 LMR-10
Atlanta, GA 30318