Welcome to Outaways Forge

My interest in blacksmithing dates from early childhood. I’ve always been fascinated by the heating and shaping of metal into different, new, and usable items.

Some of my equipment dates back to the early 1900′s and originally belonged to my Maternal Grandfather and a Great Uncle. Other tools have been acquired through online auctions, found at yard sales and flea markets, while others have been made by me for specific uses when I did not have the correct or usable tool.

Since I have a “real” job my blacksmithing time is limited to a couple of days a week, if I’m lucky. I have no “formal” catalog, but completed items available for purchase, and sometimes “works in progress” will be featured on these pages.

I’m not an “artist blacksmith” and stand in awe of much of the work these folks turn out. I just feel honored to stand in their presence and be lucky enough to glean a tip or technique I can apply to my own work.

My work is mostly utility items that would be found in daily use around the farmstead or cabin in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and on the trail Westward as America grew.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and please come back often for updates on new items.

Yancey Davis

Fairview, North Carolina


December 19, 2009


1 Comment

  1. Meet you at Sam’s last weekend. You have nice work. I will give you a call in the spring for a project that I have.


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