|Welcome to the Portal to the Lost Art of Traditional Blacksmithing
Bringing Back the Craftsmanship of the Ole Days.
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|The commonly misused term “wrought iron” is no longer produced on a commercial scale. True wrought iron is a semi-
fused mass of smelted iron created by heating ore in a forge with charcoal, which serves both expels most of the slag
and weld the iron into a solid mass. In the 1860’s wrought iron was replaced by mild steel since it was less expensive
and more readily available. Most products described as ‘wrought iron’ in mild steel is formed. Steel can be mixed with
misused for iron that is worked, due to the origin of the Middle English word “wroght” known today as “wrought” is a
methathetic variant of worht, a past participle of worchen meaning to work. In other words, the term wrought (worked)
was describing how the iron was processed not describing what happens to the iron after it was formed.
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|Teton Iron is a family owned and operated blacksmith shop located on our small ranch (Buffalo Bluff Ranch) in the
Teton Valley. Our goal is to supply a product line of hard to find iron products, such as; pizza doors, wood
connectors, corbels, square head lag screws and bolts and many more products with the craftsmanship and style of
century. It is intriguing to delve into the history of how these designs evolved into either very simple and functioning
designs or very our elaborate and decorative design. Click on "Shop by Design" on the left navigational bar to
explore all options in each design. Click on below images to enter page.
|Our vast selection of iron fasteners include hammered square head lag screws and bolts, hammered hex lag screws
and bolts, round head lag screws and bolts, pyramid square head lag screws and bolts, distressed flat head and
washers we offer USS flat washers, rub washers,(for your square head bolts), square plate washers, round plate
washers, fender washers, and a large variety of designs in our decorative washers.
|hammered lapped joints like found in traditional blacksmithing. This is where two pieces of iron are heated in a forge
until red hot, then hammered together to create a lap joint which is where a rivet is hammered in to adhere the joint.
We are creating new products daily and we have just released two new speakeasy doors. We are also introducing
many new authentic old world door knockers, door straps, and ring pull handles. Don't forget the cane bolts for the
top and bottom of your door and keep in mind that they can be turned sideways to be used as a slide bolts. Some of
our most unique hardware are the faux and functioning hinge designs, clavos (decorative nails), iron "T" straps, "L"
Straps, corner straps, door handles, and cabinet knobs and handles.
|Decorative or structural?
Teton Iron has the largest variety of designer wood to wood connectors to choose from and if you do not find any to
your liking you have the option to design your own. This is custom at it's best, build your architectural wood
connector to fit your needs. First select the design, then there are options for iron thickness, wood connector size,
hole size, strap texture, and strap color. These architectural iron ties have the craftsmanship of our ancestors and it
shows in their appearance. These wood construction connectors truly become a decorative accent of the home or
commercial building. Please browse through all our decorative beam straps, saddles, joist hangers and post bases.
|There's nothing like fresh pizza or bread baked in a wood-fired oven. Teton Iron offers both insulated and
non-insulated pizza oven doors in standard designs and sizes, or you can design your own style. Your oven is
already built! No worries, mail us a template or fill out our online template. Click on the door you like to start selecting