The Kristan family tradition of blacksmithing goes back at least 150 years. Most of that time we were engaged in classic or farier blacksmithing, such as the repair of farm equipment, shoeing horses, etc. However, over the last 25 years our blacksmith work has turned to artisan blacksmithing, which now represents 99% of our total business.
At a young age I learned the craft of forging from my father, from whom I took over in 2004. Maintaining our long family tradition of blacksmithing is an imperative. We feel an obligation to manufacture in a true blacksmith way – with iron heated in a furnace then shaped by a hammer.
Custom made blacksmith products.