Discover what Milwaukee makes – Milwaukee blacksmith!
Milwaukee Blacksmith expresses a passion for Milwaukee’s architecture and its rich history with iron and fosters new love for the blacksmithing artform through blacksmithing classes.
The operation is run by Kent Knapp, who has been studying blacksmithing since he was 19 years old, along with his wife and their four children. Their products can be found in shops like Swoon in Wauwatosa and The Local Collective in Hartford. They are also a common sight throughout the summer at many of Milwaukee’s street festivals, where they often perform demonstrations of blacksmithing.
For those interested in learning more about blacksmithing and giving it a try themselves, Milwaukee Blacksmith offers their Blacksmith 101 course where participants learn the basics and create bottle openers to take home with them.