About Walter Forge

Walter Forge is the Home of skilled craftsman Walter Howell.

This Artisan Blacksmith forges decorative iron hardware that will serve its function for generations. By nature of the process each piece is a unique work of art.
With devoted attention to detail, each piece begins in the intense fire of a coke Forge. Then begins the intense labor of hand and hammer skillfully reshaping the iron into heirloom quality hardware and sculptures.
Work in process. Artist Blacksmith Walter Howell of Walter Forge creates beautiful botanical sculptures.

 We excel in unique and original

Getting exactly what you want is not always easy. As a maker, we can provide products that meet the needs of our clients. As an artist, we can make something ordinary, something that stands out in your decor'.
Quality and durability always come first. Our ironwork is forged to do its job for many seasons. 
Custom straps and hinges are made to order for your specific needs and tastes. Hardware can be forged to look aged or in more contemporary designs.
Ironwork can be used to enhance the beauty of a room and help to create a flow by using pieces that are forged similar in style. There's hardly a room in the house that doesn't have need for hardware. Hooks and racks provide unique storage for small and odd places that draw the eye. Tools for kitchen and fireplace make work more enjoyable. Windows require hardware inside and out. People have gotten so creative with window dressings! If you can think it, we can make hardware for it!
Artisan accents like shutter straps and shutter dogs add beauty and value to your home.
We work with our customers to create custom architectural hardware that is an asset to their environment and is an investment worth making. Our products can be forged to look hundreds of years old or designed in more contemporary or current styles. Customer needs actually add to the originality of the end design. Your hardware will be unique to your space.

Subjects of nature adorn many of our designs

Leaves are natures accents and they blend with surroundings no matter where they are. Plants and animals that are native to our home are often found "living" in Walter's Botanical Steel Life Bogs and iron sculptures.
Visitors are always welcome here at the Forge. Clients enjoy coming and seeing some of their ironwork being made. Walter will gladly demonstrate his craft for groups. Contact us with your group information to schedule a visit.
We encourage you to spend some time with us. Explore the items we offer for purchase. Visit our blog and learn more about us, Walter's gift and stories we feel inclined to pass along.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or what might seem like an odd request. We are very good at odd requests. We are southern and conversations are most welcome here.