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©2009 John Beavis, Blacksmith, Olivemead Forge. All rights reserved.


Hello, my name is John Beavis. I have lived in the village of Brinkworth located between the Market Town of Chippenham & the now famous Royal Wooton Bassett in rural Wiltshire all my life, and have grown up with traditional crafts all round me. After receiving some initial training from Hector Cole (FWCB) I embarked on a journey of history and discovery in the craft of the Traditional Blacksmith.

Here at Olivemead forge in the Dauntsey Vale Wiltshire I strive to keep the true tradition of the Blacksmith craft alive. Using tool designs and techniques that have been handed down through the centuries from Blacksmith to Blacksmith. Joining metal using rivets, tenons, screws, collars and fire welding (an art in its self). Of course not to mention my bellows, hand pumped to keep the coals burning and my metal hot.

 Most of my work is private commissions. From Fire irons to Billhooks to curtain poles to restoration, my only restraint is my imagination. I work hard and long to forge pieces to the highest of standards and in recognition of my work I have been awarded by the:- Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths”

Certificate of Competence in 2007 “  

Certificate of Merit in 2009

Diploma of Merit & Associate of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in 2012

My web site shows a fraction of what I have made. I can offer you a personal design and advice service. If you want that something special or just want to make a general enquiry simply contact me using the contact link on the left which should open up your E-mail software ready to send me a message.



My Ebay sales page is *here.*

Click *here* to visit my dedicated Billhook's, Slasher's and Axe's Site

I also have a Flickr account with many more high resolution pictures for you to see click *here* to visit.


I now accept Paypal as a form of payment, please E-Mail me for full details.

Due to the nature of my work, this web site will be getting constant updates, please check back again soon for new content.


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