Blackberry Forge

Bespoke blacksmithing, courses, design & fabrication in the heart of Hertfordshire.

About the Blackberry Forge

Jude Berry, owner and blacksmith has over 10 years experience working with metal. He now runs the Blackberry forge, a small blacksmiths based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and specializes in creating bespoke fabrications for commercial spaces and unique one off pieces of metalwork utilizing techniques such as making Damascus steel and Mokume Gane.


Blacksmithing & knife making courses

The Blackberry forge runs courses regularly for beginners, where you will learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing and knife making, up to advanced where over the course of two or three days you create your own unique project.

Our courses cover blacksmithing, knife and axe making. Or for those looking for an extra special way to tie the knot, we even have a course where you can make your own pair of unique wedding rings using Mokume Gane, an ancient technique, no two pairs of wedding rings are ever the same.

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If you would like to ask a question or to book please contact us


Group bookings

We also offer group discounts for all of our courses on bookings of 3 – 6 people. For more information or to arrange a booking please contact us.


Bespoke design and fabrication

The Blackberry forge makes custom fabrications and installations including bespoke storage solutions for restaurants and bars, dining tables and seating, sculptures and furniture and have been commissioned by the likes of Google and Sotheby’s.

If you have a commission that you would like to discuss please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Contact us...

Please contact us if you would like to talk about a commission or you would like to find out about our blacksmithing and blade smithing courses.