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

Colonial Fire Tongs

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

Surt’s Razor

A big knife for a big serviceman. Parkerized
5160 steel with a cloth-resin grip.

Mjolnir MkI

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

Hartree Wedding Band

Norse-motif platinum wedding band.
Weight nearly one ounce

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.

Walnut Chest

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

Hammer-Poll Patriot Tomahawk

A hammer poll version of a famous movie tomahawk. Client request.

Steel.

Viking Axe

A mid-size axe based on examples from the early middle-ages. Mild steel with a 5”, 1060 bit. 48”
Ash haft. Weight 1.5#.

Fenris Ring & earrings

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

Mjolnir Mk III

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

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.

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blacksmithing articles

Moxon’s “Doctrine of Handy Works”

 Behold, the State of our Art, in 1683:

  "How Pleasant and Healthey, this their Diversion is, their Minds and Bodies find; and how Harmless and Honest, all sober men may judge?" Joseph Moxon, (who lived 1627-1691, and is no doubt familiar to you as...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