Hand forged heirlooms from Maine

West Enfield, Maine On Etsy since 2014

8,089 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Hand forged heirlooms from Maine

West Enfield, Maine | 8,089 Sales


8089 Sales

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Matthew Foster

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Matthew Foster


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About BlackDogIronworks

Sales 8,089
On Etsy since 2014

Contemporary Heirlooms + Forged Steel

Tucked away in the woods of Maine, the scorching hot forge of Black Dog Ironworks keeps the winter chill away. It’s warm red glow lights up the workshop for Matthew Foster, the shops owner. Often hard at work, Matthew creates distinctive hand forged objects that challenge the integrity of any store bought substitute. An artist at heart, he considers each of his designs to be reflections of the unique rustic character that defines much of northern Maine. With focus and purposeful action, each piece is thoughtfully crafted with hammer and anvil. Once in hand, the weight and visceral significance of each item defines them as heirlooms.

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Black Dog Ironworks is operated from my home in rural Maine. The name comes from my two black dogs, Dakota, a German Shepard and Henley, a black lab & Catahoula mix. Each of my pieces is handmade using traditional and modern blacksmithing techniques. I honed my craft as an art student at the University of Maine where I studied sculpture.

Shop members

  • Matthew Foster


Production partners


    Medley, FL

    This partner produces our mugs!

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    This partner prints our logos and designs onto their own products.

  • Rush Order Tees

    Philadelphia, PA

    Rush Order Tees screen prints our t-shirts.

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to receive my order?

Shipping times vary depending on the product purchased, your location, and the type of shipping purchased during checkout. Orders are typically shipped out within 1-3 business days.

Do you do custom work?

Yes! Unfortunately I cannot take on any custom orders for under $100. Message me to find out more!

Do mounting screws come with my items?

Yes, each item is supplied with hardware if it would require it. This usually consists of steel phillips head screws with a finish that matches the forged steel.

Can you ship through UPS or Fedex?

Unfortunately I cannot. All of my orders are shipped through USPS.

Do you accept returns?

Yes I do. You can find more information about returns in the policies above.

Can you put a name, date, or logo on an item?

Some items can be personalized for an additional fee. Send me a message to find out more.

Will your items rust?

Each item is coated with beeswax to help prevent rust. However, oxidation is a natural process of all ferrous metals and is likely to occur over time. All of my products are made to indoor use unless otherwise noted. Avoid placing items in wet or very humid areas. If kept dry, the finish will last longer then most of us!