Mountain Stream Forge is dedicated to keep the art of blacksmithing alive. We do this by producing high quality hand forged wrought iron products and by seeking other blacksmiths throughout the United States that do the same. We offer these hand made works of art for sale at reasonable prices. We may not have the least expensive wrought iron on the internet, but we will always have the highest quality. If you are not satisfied with your purchase we will gladly refund your money. Please refer to our product guarantee.
Matt the Norwegian Bachelor BlacksmithFor those of you that listen to Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home Companion you will get the joke. For those of you that don't, sorry.
Matt was born in Norway and moved to the States when he was 8 years
old. He still tells stories of running around the deck of the ship
as they traveled to the United States, and seeing the Statue of
Liberty for the first time.
His family stayed on the East Coast for about a week before moving to California and eventually moved to the Northwest. Matt fell in love with the majesty mountains and clear blue streams. At around age 18 Matt got a job at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. His love of fishing in the mountain streams, and skiing made it a natural for him to settle on the mountain. After years at Timberline he moved to the Willamette Valley but has never lost his love for the Mountain.
The intricate ironwork at the lodge intrigued Matt and he started to research how the work was done. His first anvil was a piece of rail discarded by the railroad. He formed a horn and a heel on the rail and with the help of his Oxy/Acetylene torch and a hammer he started pounding out iron. Now some thirty years later Matt is one of the premier blacksmiths in the US. Matt has many different anvils, a dozen or more hammers, and too many tongs to count. He graduated from his torch to a coal forge and finally a clean burning propane forge which he uses today.
Over the years Matt has met many other blacksmiths throughout the
United States. He, and the Mountain Stream Forge team, are dedicated
to keeping the art of blacksmithing alive. He is excited to offer
quality hand forged ironwork produced not only by him but many other
blacksmiths and ironmongers around the country.
You can find Matt at any one of several arts and craft shows through out the Northwest. You can find his products at numerous stores along the West Coast. If you see Matt at a show be sure to introduce yourself and tell him you visited his web site.
If you would like to keep in touch with new projects, craft shows, and products Matt is currently working check out his Facebook page.