Forging Lunenburg Memories
Welcome to the Wildertools forge, walking distance from the historic town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Blacksmiths, known as the “village smithy” were an integral part of historic communities. Are you curious about the craft and how Wildertools creates quality knives? Want to try something new and have a few laughs? If so, this experience is for you! Get a glimpse into the methods, tools and art of a modern bladesmith, before swinging the hammer and crafting your very own forged keepsake! WARNING: Dad joke advisory in full effect for the duration of the experience.
- Guided introduction into the art of bladesmithing with professional smith, Rick Marchand, whose clients include local chefs, international knife collectors and the Hollywood film industry
- Hands-on forging demonstration to see how Rick crafts his award-winning blades
- Create your own custom piece: swing a hammer at hot steel and use the skills of the trade to craft your own forged piece
- Flavours of Lunenburg gift basket, including a selection of locally roasted coffee from Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters, as well as flavours and products from local business partners
- Wildertools forge is accessible, so mobility challenges should not prevent you from experiencing the art of bladesmithing
Length: 3 hours
Offered: Daily, year-round
Times: 9:00am & 1:00pm
Other dates and times offered, based on availability, just give Wildertools a call!
Price: $380 for two people (includes one gift basket); $660 for four people (includes two gift baskets)
Want to make it a getaway? Guests of Wildertools have exclusive access to book the onsite loft apartment, located above the forge. This open concept apartment has a queen bed, sitting area and fully equipped kitchen. Add a one-night stay to your package for $135.
To book your experience, please contact Rick at 226-783-8771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance booking required. Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Young spectators must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of four participants and up to four spectators (8 people in total). There is no charge for spectators. Applicable COVID-19 protocols in effect.
Advance booking is required. Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Young spectators must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum of two participants is required for the experience to take place. Maximum of four participants and up to four spectators (8 people in total). Applicable COVID-19 protocols in effect.
LOCATION: 69 Maple Avenue, Lunenburg, B0J 2C0 Get Directions
PRICE: From $380.00
Dates: May 01, 2023 – December 31, 2024