Dakota Creek Forge

To share my collection with the community, of hand forged metal pieces for in-home, outdoor, and traditional uses. To have a shared community participate in my efforts to be creative, innovative, rustic, and to continue to use recycled and reusable materials. I hope that with this website others will be a part of this story and journey, and learn to cherish the history and durability of the art of a blacksmith. 

Master of Arms on Discovery

Last April (2018) I was honored to participate in the Discovery Channel show “Master of Arms.” As I write this my episode will air in two days (12-14-18) and I couldn’t be more exited! If you are reading this and were brought here from watching the show, thank you for stopping by and checking out the forge!

In the 9 months since filming a lot has changed, both business and personal. I quit my day job last August and have been forging full time from my shop here in Blaine, Washington. I have upgraded to a homemade propane forge (waaaaay better than the wood forge I used before) and have been pretty busy with craft shows and custom orders. My health has been great with no signs of UC thanks to adopting the carnivore diet 6 months ago.

After the show airs I will update the blog with a more detailed story of my experiences on the show and how I got roped into doing it in the first place! If you have any questions you would like answered leave a comment or hit me up at my email Dakotacreekforge@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram or Facebook. Also, check out my Etsy page that I will be updating frequently as I make new products. If your looking for crossbows, ………….. NO!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I can make something for you!

"Project Pennsylvania"

https://www.thewrap.com/weapon-making-competition-series-master-arms-heads-discovery-exclusive/

It was an incredible journey and I have been sworn to secrecy on details until it airs. Here is a brief article on the competition based show I had the joy to be a part of.

After a few weeks delay; the forge is fired up and I have been fairly successful at restocking our product and Blacksmithing new product; bird feeders shall be in stock soon!

We will be restocking our Etsy and Website soon.

Please stay tuned for more adventures, and more new stock!

-Blacksmith Dan

 

 

Project "Pennsylvania" Underway

Blacksmith Dan is gearing up to leave on April 17th, 2018 to compete in a competition based reality show. Picking every tool with pride, five of his best tools for a unknown mission and unknown competition! How does he decide?

Any orders placed between now and April 27th may have a 1-2 week delay (any mother's day gifts will be to our customers well before Mother's day)! We apologize for the inconvenience! We will still be in contact, and still be working hard on coordinating your design with our heart and hand-crafted techniques!

 

We will

What is coming-stay tuned!

Blacksmith Dan has been hot on the forge. Its been a slow few months, with his grandmother dying, and many family obligations. The last week he has forged a few knives, and gardening equipment. We also received confirmation that he will be heading to Pennsylvania, for a tv show shooting. We can't share many details until once it has aired, but this is a step in the right direction for allowing other's to know our product, our blacksmith, and our smithy.

We are also grateful for the time and energy that Martin put into getting to know our company, explore our shop and homestead while viewing it through a camera lens. He will be assisting Mallory in showing our heart through our website to our consumers.

Please continue to enjoy our product, and continue exploring our page for updates to come. We are so grateful for all the individuals that are supporting our journey, and everyday we are one step closer to living our dreams.

Thank you,

Dakota Creek Forge

Dakota Creek Forge Attempting to Involve our Community

Good afternoon,

The sun shines bright today after the winter snow storms passed through yesterday, I hope all are well.

Dan was out exploring for mild steels this week and found his new go-to for reused metals to fabricate his hand-forged pieces. He finally was able to explore https://www.zrecyclers.com/ which is a local scrap metal recycling yard in Lynden, Washington. There are many options for Dan to peruse, and hopefully will find more time to do so without two inpatient children in tow. 

Dan had an overall great experience there and will try his best to continue supporting local metal recycle-rs and supporting our mission of using materials that are reused.

In other news, Blacksmith Dan has been busy at the forge all weekend working on custom spit and skewers sets for Historical Tinsmith Karl and his incredible 19th century reproduction tin kitchens. His work is pristine and functional, check him out at https://www.etsy.com/people/karljosefschmidt. Thank you Karl for the continued support!

Notes from the homestead: Over six years ago when we purchased our homestead, it came with a not so pretty sign that was seen from the road.  It is placed on the corner of our property that displays an ad of a very old construction company that is no longer in business. Many comments were made about this sign by neighbors and friends; some not so good. It has also become a landmark on our road for finding our home and our neighbors. For years, we were hesitant to take it down because we thought some day...maybe some day we would open a business and we could use that sign post to advertise. Today we purchased a 4x4 canvas sign for covering that old construction sign which will be here in 2 weeks. Hopefully instead of side comments of frustration, we will have people contacting us for their forging needs.  Hopefully Dakota Creek Forge sign post becomes the new landmark.

Some say that we make our own reality, I am not sure if this stands true for everything but its worth a try!

Please continue to support us in our journey,

Mallory (Blacksmith Dan's wife)