Metal work, black smithing, iron work, knife making, Knife smithing, The Metal Art Village, Society for Creative Anachronism, SCA, Cross hilts, sword hilts, SCA Sword Fittings, katzblager hilts, great sword hilts, pommels,
This sight is to provide a spot where I can post daily up dates and general info as to what I am up to. This is mainly for those of you that have orders for my work or an interest in obtaining something I make. Due to my wildland firefighting job I can be gone for weeks at a time on short notice. This is where I hope to post when this happens for you out there can understand why I have been out of contact.
I have spent the last 23 years as a Government employee working in wildland fire management currently at Saguaro National Park.
I also have a shop at The Metal Art Village here in Tucson. I provide custom metal work using traditional blacksmithing skills and modern tooling and craft to create a unique product. I started my real experience in metal work when I attended a three week blacksmithing class in 1993. It was provided by Frank Turly in Santa Fe NM. I started working part time in 1995 during the winters and weekends at the Village Blacksmith shop owned by Jerry Harris. I also have a love of hand forging blades of all types. I have pursued this interest with classes for a local smith that is one of the best in the costume hand forged knife making community. Tai Goo is his name and I will have a link on this page. I will let his work speak for itself.
For the last 25 years I have been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). I am known as Sir Stefhan Von Hessen OL in the kingdom of Atenveldt. In this group I had been very active for 24 year in the combative sport that is a full contact armored combat using rattan for the weapons. Now not as much……