All of our axes are forged in the traditional manner, starting with low carbon steel for the body and forge-welding in a wedge of high carbon steel for the edge. This process creates a blade with a hard cutting surface that holds a sharp edge well, while leaving the body of the tool softer to allow for better shock absorption. This axe is 32 inches long and weighs 40 ounces.
Our Barbecue tools are individually forged, in a fire hotter than your grill! After carefully shaping and twisting each tool they are buffed with a wire brush to remove the oxidation scale and finished with a clear oil before fitting the hickory handle and adding the leather thong. Treat the steel as you would cast iron.
The Heritage Forge camp axe is the ideal all around axe, whether you are on the trail or at home. It’s 2” head and 21” handle give a cut powerful enough to take out small trees and limbs or split a few logs while being light enough to cut kindling or even do some carving!
Carbon steel pans have been the number one choice for chefs and serious cooks for many years. All the newer non stick,Teflon and stainless pans have not taken the place of steel, it stands on its own! Our pans are hand forged right here in our shop at Homestead Heritage Craft Village located in Waco, Tx. Users have said our pans are the most evenly heating pans they have ever used, becoming their favorite pan immediately!
Questions we get about our pans
Q. Is carbon steel cast iron?
A. No, cast iron is poured molten into a sand mold. Carbon steel pans are forged from a flat sheet and the handle is forged separately and joined with hammered rivets.
Q.Is carbon steel non-stick?
A. Yes, even better than cast iron.
Q. Are Carbon steel pans seasoned?
A. Carbon steel pans must be seasoned before use. Our pans have been pre-seasoned and are ready for use as quickly as you can get them into your kitchen!
Our favorite oil for seasoning is pecan oil, with its high smoke point-470 deg. f (second only to avocado oil) it will not smoke your kitchen out if you need to re-season it; And of course it is Texan, like us!
The clang of a dinner bell will bring out a hearty “time for dinner” or “come and get it” from just about every group that comes int the shop.
Here at Heritage Forge we have hand made untold thousands that have found their place on porches across the country. The last few years we have introduced big changes to our bells—the first is the hook on the bottom chord that can hang the ringer, was inspired by a triangle that a woman brought in for us to restore. Built by her late husband and a friend, it had a beautiful tone that ours lacked. We discovered that it was the “hook” and incorporated it into ours! Second is personalizing the bells by stamping names into them. This was the idea of our friend Joanna Gainnes of the Fixer Upper show—it was quite a hit!
Order your hand forged wrought iron dinner bell today! Whether for your own use or a unique and special gift for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, Christmas or house warming, these triangles are sure to please!
The largest ax in our line of hand crafted axes, the Double Bit Ax is sure to make you want to tackle that pile of firewood in preparation for a cold winter’s day, or any other daunting task set before the avid outdoorsman. Composed of 3 lb. Head and a 32″ hickory handle, this ax will awaken your inner lumberjack and is guaranteed to get the job done.
Mini Fireman’s Axe keychain is great to add to your keys with its beautiful design, this key chain offers a mini work tool design and is ideal product for gifts, stocking stuffers etc, made from premium metal with durable key-ring attachment making it easy to carry on your keychain.
Not exactly what you think of when you hear “fish hook,” this is the perfect wall hook for your rods and other fishing gear, man cave towels, boys room or kitchen in the cabin! Hand forged, each detail is done individually with tools we made ourselves.
Patterned after the Hofi style, our hammers are hand crafted right here at our forge! They are ergonomically balanced for control and force. Available in 2 and 3 pound sizes.
Stitched silver logo trucker style cap. Black front with charcoal net back. Adjustable size, one size fits most.
12 oz. Custom Ceramic Mug slip Cast in Israel and imported here to our Forge. Perfect for your morning coffee or tea as you start your day.
We learned to make these roses from a fellow passing through who was originally from Russia. Known as the “Russian Rose” they are forged from a single piece of 3/8’’ square bar. With heat, hammer, and a few other hand tools the rose begins to bloom!—we just haven’t figured out how to keep the glowing red color…!
Add a natural accent to your table décor with this set of four Slate Coasters. These beautiful and earthy slate coasters are the perfect complement to your kitchen, living or dining room. They measure 4″ x 4″ square so they can comfortably fit most glass sizes. They are a great decorative option to keep your table free of water-ring marks and beverage stains.