Reforged Ironworks is a small blacksmith shop located in the Creston valley of British Columbia, Canada. Tim Peel-Wickstrom, the blacksmith and owner, specializes in forging legacy quality gardening tools from reclaimed and local materials. The shop creates tools such as broadforks, hori hori, Japanese sickles, trowels and hoes.
The tools forged are designed for heavy use in the garden, yard or on the farm. They’re very durable and effective at what they do because they’re based on tool patterns that have worked for ages. Every tool is hand crafted, giving it the unique and beautiful look of hand forged steel . Any implement can be custom fit to match precisely what the customer requires. If you’re looking for a gardening implement that’s Canadian made, works hard and is truly unique, then take a look at what we have to offer. Our tools page highlights some of the creations that the forge is turning out right now.
If you’d like to know more, or are interested in ordering a custom made, hand forged tool, you can reach me via the Contact Us page.
News from the Forge
Right up until today, I made broadforks. I stopped because I’ve had too many instances (four out of dozens of forks made over the years) where tines snapped when they shouldn’t have. It’s... Read More
What is Yaki-ire Yaki-ire, or clay tempering, is a style of steel hardening. It isolates the hardening to the places the bladesmith wants hard (such as the edge), while keeping the rest of... Read More
Hammer, anvil, forge and steel Coercing metal into a new deal Fire hot and coals alight Turning metal burning bright Pounding, shaping, heat and repeat Until new form and strength come neat Once... Read More