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

Making a Hori Hori, Part Two

Part One can be found here: http://reforgedironworks.com/2018/03/28/making-a-hori-hori-part-1/ In this video I show the steps I take to finish the forged and tempered hori hori. It’s broken down into four essential steps: Grind bevels to... Read More

Harvesting with a Kama (Japanese Sickle)

Lorinda demonstrates how the kama is an ideal tool for selective harvesting and cutting of green plants and herbs. Here she is specifically harvesting leaves and flower buds from a comfrey patch. The... Read More

Harvesting Garlic with a Broadfork

It’s harvesting time once again, and here we’re showing you how we get our garlic out of the ground. The broadfork is an indispensable tool for harvesting because it 1) digs up the... Read More