Douglas Morlock

BLACKSMITH

I am a Blacksmith – a deeply versatile art form. From my shop in Campbellford, Ontario, I forge all manner of metalwork: Wrought-iron railings, gates or chandeliers; rings, bracelets or jewelry; fine hand tools, knives or axes; furnishings and hardware for the home – The tools of this ancient trade can build almost anything, limited only by time and imagination.

Portfolio

Katana

Entirely hand-forged and polished – an exercise in patience. 11,000 layers of 1090/1040 steel kobuse-welded around a soft-iron core. Dimensions taken from a Kamakura-period Bizen. Fitted with a quilted-maple saya to reflect my western sensibilites.

Fenris Ring & earrings

Pieces commissioned to match the Mjolnir MkIII. More than 6 carats of black diamonds in matching finger- and ear-rings.

Epona Among the Scythians

Scythian horses adorn this ornate 1" pendant,
a tribute to Epona, Rhiannon and potnia theron.

Silver Filligree Cuff

For a lady's upper arm.

Colonial Fire Tongs

From a set of 18th c fireplace tools.
Wrought with precision.

Mjolnir Mk III

Third in the series – a dramatically reworked, unlimited vorsion of the Mk I. Articulated wolf-clasps grasp the troth-ring.

Hartree Wedding Band

Norse-motif platinum wedding band.
Weight nearly one ounce

Rococo Pipe Tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk with light engraving
and pewter accents.

Fire-tool Stand – Detail

Detail of a stand for fireplace tools,
showing complexity of finials.

Mjolnir Mk II

Second in my series of Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendants. Fenris the wolf leers from the face.

Small Knives

Three small hunting knives, all 5160. From top, hafts are antler/cedar burl, Koa/Maple/Brass and Walnut with copper pins.

Birch-leaf Fireplace Doors

Hand-forged in their entirety,
from leaves to rivets.

Myself & My Work

About Boreal Forge

The work of blacksmith Douglas Morlock.

Working out of his shop in Campbellford, Ontario, Mr. Morlock forges all manner of fine metal art. From delicate silver jewelry to ornate wrought-iron railings and gates; from chandeliers to swords, the hard-won skills of the blacksmith can realize any dream in metal.

Constantly refining his craft over the last decade and more, he continues the ancient traditions of fire, hammer and anvil. A wide range of skills and a keen sense of design produce pieces of outstanding quality and striking beauty. Magnificent ironwork, superior custom knives or fine jewelry are all crafted with unswerving attention to form, quality, and – above all – lasting elegance.

Browse the galleries of previous work, shop for available pieces, or contact Douglas to see what he may create for you.

READ MORE

blacksmithing articles

Upcoming Forge Classes – Summer/Fall 2018

Upcoming Blacksmith Classes

Summer/Fall 2018

Classes are held at 246 Front St N, Campbellford, ON All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided. Rates are per student. Classes begin at 8am unless otherwise noted.

Email the_smith@borealforge.com for more info or to reserve.

   

 Forging...Read More

Forging Custom Knives

The Joy of Fine Steel

The Knife is perhaps the single most useful tool made by Man. Whether a shard of bone, knapped flint or forged crucible steel, the knife is a tool exquisite beyond reason. I take tremendous pleasure in making all kinds of knives...Read More

Norse Knock-offs

A Multitude of Mendacious Mjolnirs

  Here's the first Thor's Hammer pendant I did, back in 2009. I feel I've done better ones since, but this one strikes a chord with people. Not a month goes by that someone from the internet doesn't track me down and ask...Read More