Welcome to the NYSDB!

Welcome! These pages are to inform both our members and the public about what is going on in the New York world of blacksmithing. Please look through our site and enjoy! Thanks to Bob Corneck for the photo of his sign.

Chittenango Landing Blacksmith

Fall All Hands October 8 – 9 2016   Recently updated !

Fall All Hands October 8 – 9 2016 The Fall All Hands will be hosted by the Mohawk Region on October 8-9 2016 at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. This Erie Canal era museum is located in Chittenango NY which is about 15 miles east of Syracuse. We will have demos on Saturday and a forging competition on Sunday. Blacksmith […]


ABANA 2016 and the NYSDB

The 2016 ABANA Conference has just wrapped up and the NYSDB was well represented.  Not only do we have two of our long time members currently serving on the board, John Fee and Bill Banker, but several of our members supported the event by donating items to the fine art auction.  Check them out below: Chest: Henry Offerman & Bill […]

Mohawk Region meeting Sunday August 7 2016   Recently updated !

Mohawk Region    Where: Steve’s pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  When: 9:30 Am -2:00 pm  Sunday August 7 2016   The demo will be announced at meeting   Please bring your safety gear (eyes, ears, shoes) and tools  A reminder, dues are due this month. If you are not current on dues, you will not be able to forge, but th good news is […]

ALL HANDS SUMMER PICNIC.   Recently updated !

  NIAGARA FORGE IS HOSTING THE ALL HANDS SUMMER PICNIC AND HAMMER-IN ON SUNDAY AUGUST 14th AT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA HERITAGE VILLAGE on NEW RD in AMHERST. Coffee and donuts at eight thirty and a demo at nine. Dave Blackwell will be demonstrating the forging of a hammer head. This will be followed by a general hammer-in. So bring your […]


NIAGARA FORGE will be holding their monthly meeting this Sunday JULY 10th at ANDY CHAMBERS SHOP in Buffalo. Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am demo at 9:00am. Don’t forget something for Iron In the Hat. All welcome. Questions to Peter Parry at blacksmithpeter@live.ca     Sent from Mail for Windows 10  


ABANA Conference 2016 Treasure Chest

My partner, Henry, and I started designing this chest from scratch in Mid February this year. The chest is 8x10x16 and weight is 22 pounds. The texture is done with a ball pein hammer. Finish is black Gilders Paste with clear coat. The plaques are cast in pewter with a copper backing. There is a total of 179 rivets with […]

Bob Trout Forge Hood

Thanks to Bob for his contribution. I have worked at forge with this style hood and they function very well.

Mohawk Region meeting sunday June 26 2016

  Mohawk Region   Where: My pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  When: 9:30 Am -2:00 pm  Sunday June 26 2016    demo will be announced at meeting   Please bring your safety gear :eyes, ears, shoes, and tools If you want to use the gas forges bring a propane tank. We will be having the election for forge master at this meeting. Now that […]


  Niagara Forge will be holding their June meeting on SUNDAY JUNE 12th from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. At ANDY CHAMBERS SHOP 1 Roberts Ave, Buffalo. Demonstration will be the hand forging of a rail road spike into a knife with a pineapple twist handle. All are welcome. Contact Peter Parry, blacksmithpeter@live.ca with any questions. Sent from Mail for […]

Open Forge and Video Night at the Rochester Arc and Flame Center

Movie Night June 5th Next Weekend: Watch movies at Arc + Flame for FREE. This event is sponsored by the NYSDB and will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm on June 5th. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided and voluntary donations will be accepted for the John Rausch Memorial Scholarship. We ask that you RSVP your attendance to info@rocafc.com or 585-349-7110. However, we […]