An anvil used by blacksmiths in Kent A blacksmith forging metalwork in Kent Rhys Harlin - Artist Blacksmith for Kent and the South East Bespoke Metalwork


Artist Blacksmith in Kent

We offer the highest quality of hot forged ironwork from our base in the Darenth Valley, situated in the glorious Kent countryside. Our blacksmith proudly and expertly provides clients with both traditional and contemporary mediums to create unique, bespoke products.

The blacksmiths forge was originally founded in 1982 by Godfrey South F.W.C.B (a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths) and today, after almost 35 years of successful smithing, the forge is run by Rhys Harlin A.W.C.B.

For more information on our history, please visit our ‘About Us’ page.

Award-Winning Quality

Rhys is an award-winning Kent blacksmith. Working out of Eynsford, his Darenth Valley Forge offers a high-quality bespoke service tailored to your individual metalwork needs wherever you are – in Kent, Sussex, Surrey or London.

We draw from a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of forged metal work, to work on large and small commissions – from design all the way through to installation. Rhys works closely with architects, designers, private clients and heritage groups in Kent, London, Surrey & Sussex and is used to demanding deadlines!

Whether it is a piece of traditional ironwork to suit a period property, or a contemporary design to enhance your garden, the concept stage is where it starts. All of our work is designed and manufactured in-house to ensure quality and individuality.

If you’re looking for a quality artist blacksmith in Kent – look no further.

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