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   Heavy Metal Forge
     Frederick (Rick) Martin
     248 Straits Rd.
     Hatfield, MA 01038
     Ph. (413) 247-9853

Master Artisan/Craftsman Rick Martin instructs a student

Rick Martin of Heavy Metal Forge works on a custom pieceFrederick (RICK) Martin of Heavy Metal Forge is a veteran Artisan/Craftsman and a Master BLACKSMITH with over 20 years of experience and knowledge of the BLACK metals and other historic trades. Rick trained at Old Sturbridge Village and then set up his own shop. He maintains associations with many places including Storrowton Village, Hancock Shaker Village and Historic Deerfield. You can find Rick's hooks are in the museum at Foxwoods.

He makes many different types of functional items out of iron and steel at his coal fired forge in Hatfield Mass., right in the middle of the Connecticut River Valley. The Heavy Metal Forge shop, filled with many period tools, is an out building from the 19th century New England Farmhouse he and his wife Christina, and 3 Cats, live in.

Rick’s designs are Traditional & Contemporary. He specializes in household items for people and institutions that are restoring 18th & 19th century houses and buildings.

Some of the things Rick makes are Hooks, Nails, Plant Hangers, Garden Stakes, Pot Racks, Custom Fire Place Tools and Decorative Crystal Baskets. All items are hand made using traditional methods of blacksmiths from over 150 years ago.

Rick Teaches basic blacksmithing Classes as well.

Come and spend a day with him for one on one lessons and learn how to make hooks and nails. Lunch provided.

Rick also has a Portable Forge available for demonstrations. He can come and blacksmith for you at your School, Museum, Historical Society or event!

Pots and pans that were created by Rick Martin of Heavy Metal ForgeRick is available for consultations, advice, repair work and he runs

88 Degrees Carpentry for your home fixit needs too!

Call or email and Rick will gladly discuss your project.

Photos of work and price lists are available upon request.

“Orders Respectfully Solicited And Will Receive Prompt Attention.”


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