Welcome to White Hart Forge Online Store.
We are an ornamental ironwork shop and blacksmithing school located near Portland, Oregon, we create custom high quality, hand forged ironwork. We offer items for historical re-enactment, re-enactors, hand forged Viking age Seaxs, knives, axes , spears, fire strikers, Mjolnir; Thor’s hammer, Celtic torcs, Drinking horn stands, fire braziers, and many other items for your hearth, home or camp. In our blacksmithing classes, we teach basic forge work as well as more advanced skills- all depending on the student’s ability and desire.
Thanks for checking us out, but we are NO LONGER taking larger architectural projects, We are ONLY forging items from the store at this time. Our lives have seen some huge changes, and we only have time for making items from our shop, thanks for your interest in our ornamental work, but we are now focusing our energy on teaching and smithing small items.
All ironwork on this site was designed and created by White Hart Forge
hand forged right here in Oregon, by a native Oregonian.
Check them out in our shop, or click on link above.
We offer items for historical re-enactment, and spiritual use. Hand forged Viking age Seaxs, knives, axes , spears, fire strikers, Mjolnir; Thor’s hammer, Celtic torcs, Drinking horn stands, and many other items.
Please be aware that when you place an order with us you are commissioning skilled artisans to create an individual work of art. For you. Each item from a handrail to a humble firestriker is built by hand, and forged with care. We do not have these items “sitting around” on a shelf. We do our best to get each order out in a timely fashion, but there are some items that have many steps in their process of creation. Some things you cannot rush, and we do appreciate you patience!
Blacksmithing Classes, Winter 2012
Due to a change in our schedules We are only able to offer classes by appointment at this time.
Please contact us for more information.
Tuition and Scheduling for Classes
Tuition for these classes is $400.00 for two days and covers all the tools and class materials the student will need. All students must be at least 18 years of age. Advanced classes are given to those students who have completed the beginning course or with instructors approval. Class size is limited to insure quality instruction. Space is reserved with the deposit of half the class fee in advance so sign up early, or pay online.
So what will you learn?
The basic class is an introduction to the forge; heating steel; the basic techniques; and creating a functional tool from scratch. The classes are 95% hands on for the student with lots of anvil and hammer time. For a more details about our classes please check out the “Classes” tab above.
White Hart Forge is owned and operated by Dan Klug and Heidi Shewchuk
While we love sharing our craft with others, we don’t always have time for people to just drop in. We are too busy working hard on projects. So please give us a heads up if you would like to come by to discuss a project, or want to visit us.
Whitehartforge@yahoo.com or Phone=503-353-6695
Note= We are on Pacific Time, so please check the time before you call us. Thanks!
We love what we do,teaching the ancient craft of blacksmithing and keeping our folk traditions alive.
Dan was contacted by a friend who wanted to purchase a Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer, for his son who was being sent over to Iraq. Dan forged the hammer, and sent it out, refusing payment. It was the least we could do for him! His son carried that hammer all through his service and returned home safe and sound. Dan and I felt strongly that our active duty military men and women should have a little support from us. Still do. We thought long about it, and decided that maybe other service members could use a little of Thor’s might to keep them safe while serving their country. So the Mjolnir Project was born.
Our mission is too distribute a Thor’s Hammer amulet to any enlisted person stationed at home or abroad, who needs one, for free. Just send us an email with your APO. Thank You for your service! You can now follow us on Face Book too. Just click here.
If you appreciate the work we do, but can’t afford to take a class right now, you might think about supporting us by
Clicking on the yellow ” Donate” button to your right.
Your contribution will help keep the forge fires burning and the traditional craft of blacksmithing alive.
We were featured in the Living section of the Oregonian, check out the article here=http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2010/10/white_hart_forge.html