chinookforge

Chinook Forge

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chinookforge

Chinook Forge

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Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy Shop. Here you will find traditionally forged ironwork and custom blacksmithing. I am always adding to the selections so check back often.
I know shipping cost are always a concern and I endeavor to keep them as low as possible. I never charge handling fees, only the actual shipping costs.

Announcement

Welcome to my Etsy Shop. Here you will find traditionally forged ironwork and custom blacksmithing. I am always adding to the selections so check back often.
I know shipping cost are always a concern and I endeavor to keep them as low as possible. I never charge handling fees, only the actual shipping costs.

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About chinookforge

Sales 550
On Etsy since 2009

Studying under some of Europe's finest craftsmen, I have stayed true to traditional blacksmIthing.

I have always had a strong connection to the natural world.
Being born in Vancouver and growing up in Calgary, I had ample opportunity to spend my life in some of the worlds most beautiful places.
These experiences drive my art and my life's outlook in general.

In my childhood I would spend much of my time outdoors as well as in historical sites and museums. Often I would study the ways cultures use to do things. It seemed
an honest and environmentally connected time. So when I saw blacksmIthing being done for the first time I knew my future path was set.

I began smithing in 1990 and it quickly over took my life. I would read and practice every chance I could. I jumped at all opportunities to learn under visiting craftsman from Europe and elsewhere. By 2001 I had advanced to where, I felt I could honestly
call myself a competent smith . From that time onward my occupation was blacksmIth
I now teach blacksmithing to the next generation of aspiring smiths and try to instill in them that fine forge work is not to be hurried. There are many modern tools and machines to make it faster but they do not make it better nor can it rightfully be called
Blacksmithing.

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  • Chris Waters

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am a blacksmith in the truest sense of the word. I use traditional tooling and techniques including forge, hammer and anvil to create my pieces. This produces museum quality items not possible by any modern process.

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