I started my journey in blacksmithing in 1984 and started running the shop as a part time business in 1990. After retiring from a 27 year career as a professional firefighter in 2014 I picked up my hammer full time. Today my primary focus is sharing my passion for the craft of blacksmithing through videos on the Black Bear Forge YouTube Channel
As I continue my evolution as a blacksmith I find that I am interested in exploring many different types of projects. The YouTube videos allow me the freedom to explore these different interests.
I am not currently accepting new orders. Instead I will be adding items to the Black Bear Forge Etsy shop as they become available.