Wrought Iron Wares
We have some new items available in the Cabin Accessories department. Handcrafted hangers, a dinner bell, a fire tender, and a t.p. rack. All are made of iron– forged in a smithy by Paul Webster and his apprentice blacksmiths of the Green Fire Forge and Forging Community. We’ve been working with Paul for years, offering his line of wrought iron wares in our store in Duluth, now we are able to bring an offering of these distinctive and robust items here.
This stuff is not novel or dainty, it is better in every way than what you could buy from mass production. The forging process creates a stronger and more robust metal than a cheap casting could create. Paul explains how he makes the items and how the heating and quenching, pounding, bending, tapering, and working the steel aligns internal structures and makes it superior to how it was before. This is real deal stuff from a real blacksmith who lives and works near our shop in Duluth. He’s got big arms from swinging hammers and his hands are well used and durable. As rough as blacksmithing can be, Paul is able to achieve surprising detail and artistic talent.