Black Bear Forge

Beulah, Colorado
| 2,219 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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John Switzer

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About BlackBearForge

Sales 2,219
On Etsy since 2011

We are a small family run blacksmith shop in Beulah, Colorado

When I started blacksmithing in 1987 it was with the idea of making my own traditional woodworking tools. Since then I have found that most of my work has been for the mountain man rendezvous crowd. My true love in the shop is still the creation of unique, high quality one of a kind tools and custom hardware items.

Besides blacksmithing my wife, Janet and I are involved in a long term log home building project. The new shop will be just a short walk from the house. This is all in addition to my full time job as a firefighter for the city of Aurora, Colorado.

Shop members

  • John Switzer

    Owner, Maker, Blacksmith

    I started blacksmithing in 1984 with the goal of making my own woodworking tools. Since then I have been specializing in items for reenactors and small hardware items. My goal is still the making of quality one of a kind tools

Production partners

  • CampRobber

    Beulah, CO

    Designed by my Wife Janet, her work is available her on Etsy under the name CampRobber

  • Sticker Mule

    New York, NY

    Sticker Mule is the fastest and easiest way to buy custom stickers. We offer free online proofs, free worldwide shipping and 4 day turnaround. With print runs starting at $49, we aim to be the Internet's favorite sticker printing service.

  • Zamar screen printing

    Hudson, CO

    Screen printing for tee shirts and other promotional products

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
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