grapevineforge

Grapevine Forge - Fine Hand Forged Treasures

West Milton, Ohio · 1519 Sales

grapevineforge

Grapevine Forge - Fine Hand Forged Treasures

West Milton, Ohio 1519 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Jeremy

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Welcome to Grapevine Forge! Here you will find only the finest in hand forged steel! Everything I make is forged using traditional techniques and tools. I focus on designs that convey a soft, elegant aesthetic, something that is unique in the world of hand forged steel. I believe hand made is still the best way to get unbeatable quality, long lasting usefulness and rare uniqueness that you won't find anywhere else! Thank you for stopping by!

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Last updated on Dec 18, 2017

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING in US, reduced international shipping to my neighbors outside of the States.

Welcome to Grapevine Forge! Here you will find only the finest in hand forged steel! Everything I make is forged using traditional techniques and tools. I focus on designs that convey a soft, elegant aesthetic, something that is unique in the world of hand forged steel. I believe hand made is still the best way to get unbeatable quality, long lasting usefulness and rare uniqueness that you won't find anywhere else! Thank you for stopping by!

Jeremy

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Be sure to get your orders in by this Friday, December 15th to ensure I can get them shipped out to you on Monday! After that I'm going to take a little time off to spend the holidays with my family. Let me know what I can make for you today!
It's getting close! Christmas is almost here! Get your orders in soon to ensure you have a unique gift to give someone special! Take a look around my shop and let me know how Grapevine Forge can help make Christmas wishes come true!
It's Small Business Saturday! You can't get much smaller than one man in his back yard. I truly appreciate every order as you support small businesses this year!
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About

A little bit of history right here in the present

I've always been drawn by the idea of a simpler life. I understand that using the term "simpler life" may sound naive considering the amazing benefits of the technology and medicine that we enjoy today. Rather, I am speaking more about the idea that a man might walk out to his smithy during the day with the only thought weighing on his mind being the item that he is about to create for his family or a local town friend. This smith would spend the day surrounded not by the busy sounds of machines and computers we are distracted with today, but by the simple sounds and smells of the blacksmith's environment. The sound of the coal fire whooshing as the air blows across the glowing firepot, the sound of the hammer and anvil as it forms the raw steel into its final shape with each ping. Then, the short respite of quiet and nature as he leans back for a moment to take a breath and plan the next swing of his hammer.

That is what the allure of blacksmithing is to me. When I step out from my back door into my smithy, it's like taking a step back to a time when things were much less complicated. I work hard, and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I draw the steel from the quench, finally holding in my tongs a piece of art formed by my hand.

Every item you find here in my shop is a truly unique piece, hand forged in the traditions of blacksmiths throughout history. Working with a coal burning fire, I shape and form the steel on my old English anvil. I use *recycled steel as often as possible, which I obtain from a local steel recycle yard where the friendly folks know my name and smile and wave when they see me walking in.

This, to me, is what the life of a blacksmith is all about.

Thank you for sharing in a small part of it by enjoying the fruits of the fire here at Grapevine Forge!

Your Blacksmith,
Jeremy

*I use only new steel when making items that are to be used with food

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  • Jeremy

    Owner

    I've been a blacksmith since 2006, initially volunteering at a local park with an 1800's working farmstead, later gathering the tools and equipment to set up a traditional coal forge smithy in my back yard making my hand forged items for you!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2017
I believe in making high quality hand made items at a price that is accessible to everyone. I trust that you are willing to pay just a little more than you would for a cookie cutter equivalent product in order to get the utmost of quality and durability in one of my fine hand forged products, proudly made in the USA! Thank you for your keen eye for quality!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you have any issue with anything I make for you, please send me a message here so I can have an opportunity to make it right. Each item is made by hand when the customer orders. Typically all sales are final, but If for some reason you are not happy with an item that I've made for you, I will gladly offer you a refund of the item's price and ask that you cover the shipping to return the item to me.
Custom orders are non-refundable.
Shipping
Domestic Shipping:
I ship all of my items via US Postal service. I do offer upgraded shipping which allows you to select Priority mail which typically delivers to you within 2 to 3 business days once I have your item finished and mailed out. I also offer Priority mail express as an upgrade, which is the US Postal service's next day service. I will always provide you a notification via e-mail when I've shipped your item, as well as provide you with a tracking number so you can keep an eye on your shipment as it makes its way to your hands!

International Shipping:
I will ship internationally and will use USPS First Class international service.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I have no control over possible delays due to customs.

Thank you for your interest in my hand forged items!