The story of Iron
Warmest welcome to those who come to the North Shore Forge & Ironworks website. After many years of learning how to express my self with ironwork, I feel the need to turn my full attention to following the art. My name is Greg Obach and I am a Blacksmith, with an interest in crucible steels. I have spent 12 years or more of my life learning the blacksmith craft, and now i take a step forward to offer some of my forged items for sale. Much of what i show on the website has come and gone, but my goal is to provide a limited view of what custom work i am capable of creating ! I have written several small articles on making wootz crucible steel. Replication of Wootz
is my undergraduate research project ! I have also put a wootz tutorial on the primal fires forum, solely for educational purposes !
North Shore forge & ironworks is a custom iron work shop that will work with the customer to design and create beautiful iron. On the website are for sale some standard items but there are many more items produced that are not pictured. It would be best to inquire via email if you have any questions or need something that isn’t picture on the site. We will also offer custom knife making, some Patternwelded bar stock, Wootz crucible steel, Heat treating service for carbon steels. The final service offered will be the creation of a custom sword to fit the need of the client. The expensive sword that Greg enjoy’s producing is a Shamshir made from Wootz crucible steel. The Shamshir is a highly curved sabre, who’s origin is in ancient Persia. It is a marvellous sword both deadly and elegant, made for the client with an appreciation for the ancients steels.