Iron Wolf Forge
If you want it made out of metal and it abides by the laws of physics, we can do it.
About Iron Wolf Forge
Where to find Iron Wolf Forge
Visit us at the shows listed below. Free demos at most shows.  Learn about Ken and the forge.  Come see the newest creation as well as the famous Ugg mugs.    
New shows may be added soon, so check back or join us on Facebook for all the latest news.
Ken Nelson opened
Iron Wolf Forge
 in 2006.





Ken Nelson is one of few blacksmiths to have been granted special access to historical collections.  He has studied pieces at museums such as:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Cleavland Museum of Art
  • Oakshot Institute 
  • Castlerock Museum 
  • The Higgins Museum
Acedmics provided Ken with a foundation in history and engineering. Working with other smiths and  metallurgists, reading, networking, and experimenting, and continual research enable him create accurate replicas and timeless originals.


Iron Wolf Forge conducts classes and demonstrations, sharing the art smithing in public and private venues. 

Current Renaissance Faires

 Current Other Events

 Previous Renaissance Faires

  • Olde English Faire: June 2014
  • Holly Renaissance Festival (Michigan): May 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Chippewa Renaissance Faire: June 2006 – June 2011
  • Silverleaf Pleasure Faire (Michigan): May 2007 – May 2008