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

Birch-leaf Fireplace Doors

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

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.

Hartree Wedding Band

Norse-motif platinum wedding band. Weight nearly one ounce

Walnut Chest

Small dovetailed walnut chest, with forged iron hardware from extant 18thc New England examples.

Fenris Ring & earrings

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

Colonial Fire Tongs

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

Surt’s Horn

An elaborate drinking horn, leaning toward Jelling motifs.

Lacey Cross Monument

A large, contemporary Celtic Cross for a family memorial.

Heimdall’s Coffee Mug

A Viking coffee mug with Jelling motifs.

Mjolnir Mk II

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

Bowie Knife

An even bigger knife – 15” overall. Differentially-quenched 5160 blade, hafted with antler, nickel-silver and maple then elaborately file-worked. Balance is exceptional.

Mjolnir MkI

Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendant. A significant pair of ravens adorn the face.

Myself & My Work

The Work of Blacksmith Douglas Morlock

Working out of his shop in Campbellford, Ontario, Douglas Morlock forges all manner of fine metal art. From delicate silver jewelry to ornate wrought-iron railings and gates; 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 - all crafted with unswerving attention to form, quality, and 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

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Upcoming Forge Classes – Summer/Fall 2018

Blacksmith Classes

Winter/Spring 2019

All tools, materials, safety equipment and lunch are provided. Rates are per student. Classes begin at 8am unless otherwise noted.

Email douglas@morlockblacksmith.com for more info or to reserve.

Classes are held at 246...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