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

The Blacksmith’s Art – A Poem

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

One Blade Becomes Two

Sister Blades Working on some new tool designs, I took an old lawn mower blade and recycled it to use as stock for a kusakezuri (Japanese hand hoe) and a hori hori. In... Read More