Willow Creek Forge

About Us

Meet Martin

Swiss born Master Blacksmith and sculptor – Martin Reinhard – emigrated to Canada at the age of 21.   Martin creates hand-forged pieces that include  lamps,  fireplace screens & accessories,  sculptures,  tables,  lamps and other custom works of art.   Martin has created pieces for movie stars, businesses, custom homes and movie sets. Truly one-of-one, hand-crafted items created with traditional and time-honoured skill.

A particular item that evolved from Martin’s personal quest to more efficiently stoke the fire in his forge is the MR QuickSplit. – a beautiful and functional piece and original gift to complement any woodshed or cottage.  (AS SEEN on Dragon’s Den)

The Forge

Willow Creek Forge Gallery presents the work of one of the finest blacksmiths in Canada and abroad, Alberta’s own Martin Reinhard, a journeyman Master Blacksmith – trained in Switzerland, with over 40 years continuous experience.

Willow Creek Forge Gallery was named 1999 C.G.T.A. SPECIALTY RETAILER of the YEAR.  The studio houses a wonderful selection of hand forged iron including architectural hardware, garden sculptures, corporate gifts, chandeliers, candle holders, lamps, door handles and more.  There are no boundaries to what we can do.

In addition, Martin was invited to present his MR QuickSplit on the ‘Dragon’s Den‘ (CBC Television Series), and made a deal with the tycoons, gaining a wider audience for his work and increased interest in his products.

Our Services

Blacksmithing Classes

Martin J Reinhard, Master Blacksmith, is offering classes at the request of many interested individuals who share his love of this timeless art.
Please visit the Classes page for details and online booking.

Movie Sets

Can develop period pieces with an authentic look and feel. Martin’s work has been featured in a few blockbuster movies. Inquire about your custom professional set needs. Currently, you might recognize his wildlife lamps on the Heartland set, in Ty & Amy’s bedroom!

Tool Sharpening

Repointing, sharpening and tempering jackhammer (concrete breaker) bits and masonry points and chisels. Also axes, crow bars, asphalt cutters, picks, digging bars and spades.

In The News

Blacksmith in Routes Magazine Fall 2011

Radio-Canada Français Interview 2015

Made in Canada: Willow Creek Forge is a single man who does not dream of expansion or industrial production. The owner is an Alberta blacksmith who sells steel poêlons, designed with care. Report by Geneviève Normand. (translated)

Posted by RDI Économie on Monday, 21 December 2015