A traditional blacksmith offering personally designed, hand forged, ironwork for home and garden.
Specialising in Archaeological and authentic reproductions for historic houses and re-enactors from any period.
About The Forge
Mort was originally self taught but went on to gain government funding to train at Hereford College on the famous NETS scheme.
The forge is currently located at the heart of the Buckhurst Estate in East Sussex near the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The building itself is 1500 square ft in size and has six permanent coke fuelled forging places along with three power hammers and various other metalworking related machinery.
The main techniques of blacksmithing share many similarities with traditional carpentry. We often use tennon joints to join items of ironwork and the function of rivets share the same structual purposes as wooden pegs in a timber frame.
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Keep the rhythm of the bellows; Keep the fire glowing red; Never forget your place, good fellow; Never you let the coals go dead.
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The forge is located between Groombridge and Hartfield, close to Tunbridge Wells, in one of the oldest country estates in England. Unfortunate the forge is not open to the general public, without an appointment (sorry).