The smithy is located in South-Estonia, Võru County, near Rõuge just along beautiful Haanja Nature Park. In the smithy we forge everything that ancient blacksmiths did though we are mostly known as bladesmiths forging different axes and tools
As my grandfather, Firedrich Johanson, forged everything he needed for his farm in a personal smithy and my father, Avo, was also skilled when it came to forging steel, I could say I was almost destined to become a blacksmith. I started my journey to become a blacksmith in 1990. in Estonia Restorer smithy “Three blacksmiths”. Till this day I am very thankful to all five blacksmiths who worked there and lead me to the road of becoming a bladesmith. Today I am also teaching young blacksmiths as as guest lecturer in Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy.
I have supplemented my skills in Austria with master Walfred Huber and also in Hungary under the guidance of different local masters. Since 1999, I am dedicated to forging axes and becoming a bladesmith. In 2001 I mastered in forging axes and tools for timber and log processing under the guidance of Halle Groeling in Lillehammer, Norway. For this experience I am thankful to our partner Hobbiton OÜ and Andres Uus who lead me to it.
In addition to our personal blacksmith tags we have also forged under the tag of“John Neeman”.
Versatile training and long experience allow us to integrate both ancient and modern practices of forging steel.
In our smithy all forgings are made in cooperation with the customer – every piece is singular and unique.
The smithy is located in South-Estonia, Võru County, near Rõuge just along beautiful Haanja Nature Park.
In the smithy we forge everything that ancient blacksmiths did though we are mostly known as bladesmiths forging different axes and tools for timber and log processing.
All our work is done in cooperation with the customer – we encourage integration of idea and execution already on root level so together we can come up with unique piece no matter how challenging the execution may seem.
Smithy Farm is also opened for tourists – besides an authentic experience to see ancient blacksmiths work we also offer the kind of hospitality known only in welcoming South-Estonia.
In our farm we have set up genuine outdoors smithy that can be transported and rebuilt to location most suitable for you. Demonstration of ancient work of blacksmiths could be adding memorable experiences to your outdoors event.
Smithy Farm is the best place for hosting your event as in addition to warm welcome and hospitality it also offers memorable experience of demonstration of ancient blacksmiths work. An opportunity to forge a gift for birthday child or newlyweds together with the blacksmith is definitely a memorable experience.
Smithy Farm welcomes everyone – companies and fellowships of any size to farms smithy to watch and try out the ancient work of blacksmiths. During the Summertime demonstrations are held in authentic outdoor smithy, with bad weather, we welcome our guests for demonstration in to our daily working smithy. Please contact us before your visit so we can make sure you will get most of the experience.
To make the stay even more memorable we invite you to try out authentic smoke sauna that is part of UNESCO’s spiritual heritage list.
During Spring and Summer we offer camping and BBQ places, in beforehand agreement our guests can enjoy traditional South-Estonian home-made meals.
Smithy Farm is prized with first place “Best Farm in Estonia 2013” in tourist farms competition in alternative farms category.
Since 2017 Smithy Farm is proud owner of EHE (Genuine and Interesting Estonia) label.
As most forgings value becomes more visible in the milieu it was planned for, only a small part of our work is shown in this gallery. In our work we always seek to offer something unique, therefore all the forgings are made in different and new designs usually born in cooperation with our customers.
Prices differ in the degree of complexity and trick of work – either we use ancient or modern ways of forging.
Tools and blades
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