Fire Place Poker with Suede Handle Forged to 36 inches
Hand Forged for Strength and Beauty
This forged iron fire poker design is our top seller. It has all the qualities that are a standard here at Walter Forge. The look and feel of this tool makes it a customer favorite.
When Walter Howell began to forge fire tools for home use his first objective was to make a tool that would be the last one you ever have to buy. The first decision was made to use a solid iron stock big enough to handle the heat and wear that comes with fire tending.
The design needed to serve its function with efficiency and be comfortable in the hands of the user. This resulted in a pike on the business end that will push and pull your logs to where you need them to be with more control with less falling and flying embers. The tip is hammered out and forge welded back into itself at a high temperature. After the pike is hand shaped it is plunged while cherry red into a vat of water in a process called quenching. This hardens the steel and tempers the tool for strength. All of these assets solved our goals for efficient function.
Next came a well thought handle design
Walter forged a closed scroll and doubled the size of the steel at the grip, making it much easier to hold. We then softened the feel of the edges in your hand by wrapping the handle in a soft suede that is braided down one side and provides a lovely contrast to the traditional brown patina of Walter Forge Fire Tools. Classic design and rich color make this tool an eye catching work of craftsmanship.
This 36 inch solid iron Fire Poker with a traditional twist in the barrel feels as good in your hand as it looks on your hearth. As with all handmade tools the size will vary within an inch or so. If you aren't sure what you need Visit our Blog and read Fire Pokers 101" for more information on how to choose a fire poker that will suit your individual needs and preferences.
Your investment is $75 with $15 Shipping anywhere in the continental US
Made to Order. Shipment for this item is 5 business days from purchase at this time.
Do you need a hanger for your custom forged fire tool? We have both standard and decorative hooks available on our iron accents page. Our standard Howell Hook is made for small spaces and designed to accompany our braided handle fire pokers.
*Forged by artist blacksmith Walter Howell at Walter Forge. Made to Last, Made to Pass, in the tradition of Made in the USA.