Welcome to Reforged Ironworks! I’m a blacksmith located in southern Alberta specializing in hand forged tools built from reclaimed materials. The forge is fueled with charcoal, a sustainable and renewable resource that’s been used by blacksmiths for centuries.
The tools I forge 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 a unique and beautiful look that only blacksmithing can bring. Since I forge them, I can custom fit any tool to match precisely what you require. 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.
The creation process I use takes advantage of some of the salvageable material that industrial society produces. In turn, this helps build community because I talk with other businesses to divert their waste from the landfill. Starting from patterns and building tools to match, I then take feedback from my customers in order to evolve the tools I make, customizing them to suit the particular environment of southern Alberta.
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
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