Blacksmithing and Farrier Forges
A forge is a type of hearth used for heating metals and is an essential piece of equipment used in blacksmithing. Forging at home or in a place of business requires the use of a forge to heat metals, making them to bend to your will. With the right hearth, you're well on your way to becoming a forge master - easily molding metal pieces that would otherwise be hard as stone. So, how do you use a forge? And which one is right for you? Check out our forge videos and read on to learn more about forging in our forge buyer's guide.
Get to Know Our Forges
We have a variety of forges with different heating mechanisms suitable for smithies of all levels. Our coal and gas forges are excellent options for novices and experts alike. They provide hot enough temperatures in a contained space to make bending and molding easier than ever. Here's what you need to know about our home-forging devices.
Our Handy Forge is a new forge suitable for beginning and expert blacksmithing. It uses coal to create heat necessary for metallurgy projects and is constructed with your ease of use in mind. Made with 3/16" steel material all around and equipped with a fully welded hearth pan, this forge is a sturdy option that's also light-weight. It weighs just under 110lbs, making it easy to transport to the garage, driveway, or shop. With two 1/2" handles, it's built for two smithies, allowing them to work on either side if need be - a truly handy feature.
Our Shop Forges, which are 30" x 24", are our largest forges and can be configured to work with coal or coke. They can be purchased with various blower and hood options to create a forging system that you want.
Our Rivet forges are great options for working in small spaces or moving around. They're light and portable and make moves easy. If you want to forge in the backyard one day and in the shop the next, the Rivet Forge is ideal.
Gas forges also offer compact solutions for smaller spaces but are more restricted inside for forging. While they don't offer as much forging room, they provide other benefits. They're ideal for blacksmiths working in subdivisions or shared spaces and don't produce smoke like their coal counterparts. For this reason, they don't require the use of chimney - a clean option for neighbors who may complain about smoke.
We also provide forging accessories like blowers, hoods, and firepots, making forging easy and safe. For more information on how to use a forge, watch our handy videos. They explain useful features and offer how-to steps on all matters of forging. With a group of expert forge masters, Centaur Forge makes learning about blacksmithing equipment easy, helping you choose the best blacksmithing or farrier forge for your unique line of work.