Every job starts with planning and design. Drawings are usually made even for reproduction work, unless the original example is available to copy directly. For original commission work, the final plan is usually signed off on before work is begun. Our goal is to deliver a product that meets or exceeds the expectations of our clients. We believe that the only way to do this is to offer good customer service, and to obtain good detailed information about each project ahead of time. For more information about what we'll need to get started, click here.


Reaserch and Design of a 17th Century Left Handed Dagger

All of the information needed to cary out a project is first collected. This information is sought out from the client, libraries, art examples, and/or artifact collections. The depth of research needed for a project can vary from obtaining a simple concept sketch and measurements, to a detailed investigation of the historical evidence pertinent to a particular place.


Detail of Drawing and Rough Filed Blade, Left Handed Dagger

An aspiring Blacksmith is taught to make mistakes on paper to avoid making them at the anvil. Drawing out a plan gives the smith an opportunity to work out details of the overall project ahead of time.


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