HopkinsForge

Handmade Knives and Jewelry

Middlefield, Connecticut

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

HopkinsForge is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Apologies, my shop is on vacation for a bit.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 16, 2021

Apologies, my shop is on vacation for a bit.

Matthew Berry

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Matthew Berry

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About HopkinsForge

Sales 553
On Etsy since 2013

Hand Forged Knives & Jewelry

I first started forging knives in 1990 on an antique coal forge. In 1995 my daughter was born and that put an end to my forging.
In 2011 I dusted off my anvil and started forging again. I've been attending classes at the New England School of Metalwork a few times a year since then, which has greatly increased my knowledge and skill.
My jewelry is an extension of my bladesmithing. I started taking classes in casting and basic jewelry skills so I could make better fittings. As I worked I started getting ideas for pieces of jewelry, and before I knew it I was selling them here on Etsy.
I mostly make historical european pieces. I tend to focus on 'dark ages' pieces, but I also venture into high medieval work on occasion. I do take commissions, so feel free to contact me if there is something special you'd like.

Shop members

  • Matthew Berry

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Bladesmith

    I've been making knives in my spare time for since 2011. Most of my training has been at the New England School of Metalwork. I'm currently an American Bladesmith Society apprentice, working towards my Journeyman Smith rating.

Production partners

  • Emiliano Carrillo

    Amherst, MA

    Emiliano is a very talented smith and we often collaborate on viking era pieces. You can see his work at https://www.emilianocarrillo.com/

  • Robert Burns

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Robert is an extremely talented knife maker. He sold most of his work under the brand Wilderness Ironworks

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2018
Welcome to my shop! I am a low-volume artisan located in the US. Everything in my shop is handmade by myself. I use the highest quality materials available and construction methods intended to last generations.
I do custom work and commissions in addition to variations on my listed items. Please feel free to ask questions about any of my work or potential commissions.

International buyers please note that the listed prices DO NOT include any customs fees or taxes (such as the EU VAT) and you may have to pay them before receiving your package. Please check your countries tax and customs policies before ordering.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Because buying a custom knife based solely on pictures is an act of faith, I offer a 30 day return period from date of receipt, for any reason. The knife must be undamaged. I will refund the purchase price not including the shipping charge. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

Jewelry may be returned within 30 days if it's in new condition. I will refund the purchase price not including the shipping charge. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping
USPS via Etsy my default shipper. Please contact me if you prefer a different shipper.
International buyers please note that the listed prices DO NOT include any customs fees or taxes (such as the EU VAT) and you may have to pay them before receiving your package. Please check your countries tax and customs policies before ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my knives and Jewelry are guaranteed for life against defects in workmanship under normal usage and environmental conditions.

Jewelry may be exchanged for a different size within 30 days of receipt if it is in new condition. Exchanges are processed as a $0.20 purchase + shipping to take advantage of the reduced shipping rates. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges.
Minor adjustments to jewelry are processed in the same way as exchanges. Please contact me before sending back a piece for adjustment. I am the sole arbiter of what constitutes a "minor adjustment". Adjustments not judged to be minor will incur additional charges.
Privacy
I don't collect data about my customers. Printing shipping labels is the extent to which I use Etsy data about my customers. I don't share any data about my customers with any third parties beyond the shipper.