Blacksmith Gerald Boggs

Afton, Virginia On Etsy since 2013

4,935 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Blacksmith Gerald Boggs

Afton, Virginia | 4,935 Sales

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Last updated on Dec 27, 2017

Welcome to Wayfarer Forge, home of Blacksmith Gerald Boggs.


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About WayfarerForge

Sales 4,935
On Etsy since 2013

Wayfarer Forge is a one-man blacksmith shop working in the ways of old.

Nestled on the Eastern sloop of Rockfish Pass is the small village of Afton, Virginia. Halfway between Charlottesville and Staunton, it was once a place of commence and a natural resting place for those traveling to the Western lands. A place all but forgotten as bigger and better roads were build to replace the old mountain toll road. This is the home of Wayfarer Forge, the blacksmith studio of Gerald Boggs and friends. In this world of instant gratification, the blacksmiths at Wayfarer Forge are moving a little slower, two century's slower. Because here at Wayfarer Forge, everything is forged by hand, just as it was when this country was founded. From simple hooks and latches to elaborate staircase railings and gates, it is all done as it was in the days of old, one hammer blow at a time.

Ove the years, I've had a number of newspaper and magazine articles done about me, my shop, and how I work. If you're interested, here's some links to articles that can be found on-line:


Here's an article on forging an axe. http://www.geraldboggs.com/Tutorials.html

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  • Gerald Boggs

    Owner, Maker

    I had my first taste of blacksmithing in 1988, it was love at first sight. I've been an blacksmith ever since.

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