Thanks for finding us. It’s a big web out there, and there aren’t many real blacksmiths shops left in America.  As in times past, you’re welcome to walk into the shop… well, wander through our website…. check out what we make.  When you find what you’re looking for – or something close – call and chat with the blacksmith, define your needs, work together on a solution, then shake hands on the deal – it’s how you get what you want and need.

We at Brandywine Forge really are American blacksmiths.  We make all of the offerings shown on this site in our shop a few miles up the river from Valley Forge, PA.  Since the bicentennial we’ve been forging functional hardware with a simple goal - to make and sell:


Click on the images below for to see our Hardware and such

The most complete line of shutter hardware  – and it’s American Made. Authentic American barn hardware.  Based on early blacksmith hardware that has served for centuries.

Images of a wide range of our installed hardware, as well as a host of early examples of the real stuff – not an “artist’s concept” of early Ironwork…. Details the original early ironwork of Philadelphia, Charleston, Alexandria and other historic cities and towns.

We try to show typical examples of original hardware forms.  Once you see the good stuff, big box imports look sad. Be better able to detail your own great American home…. for yourself and generations to come.

Click here for the gallery

Some Nice old Barns and outbuildings

 

In addition to our stock line of shutter, gate and barn hardware we also execute custom to match your originals or ideas.  Here replica gate hardware that matched existing high-end hardware for added driveway gates on a lovely 1920’s home.

Examples of other custom work
not shown elsewhere on this site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandywine Forge Quick Find
SHUTTER TIE-BACKS
SHUTTER HARDWARE
HARDWARE 101
STANDARDS & FINISHES
Pre-Civil War
Heavy Hinges Overview
Overview
Overview
1870's - 1920's
Pintles Overview
A Blacksmith's Glossary of Terms
Standard Dimensions
1920's - Present
Midweight shutter hinges & Pintles
A Brief History of Early Hardware
Weights of Material
Side-mount Shutter Dogs
Lightweight Hinges
Shutter & Hardware Terminology
Finishes
Optional Mounts
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Tolerances
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SHUTTER LOCKS
GATE & HEAVY DOOR HARDWARE
HARDWARE SELECTION
INSTALLATION SITUATIONS
Overview
Gate & Heavy Door
Overview
Overview
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Historic Restoration
Hinges in Masonry
BARN HARDWARE
ORDERING INFORMATION
Visible Hardware
Installation Options
Overview
Overview
Shutter Hardware
Board & Batten Shutters
Barn Door Hinges
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New Construction
Strap Hinges.
Barn Door Hooks
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Window/ Door Location
Barn Door Hasps
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HISTORIC FALMOUTH PORT
Window Flush
Barn Door Handles
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Royal Caribbean Lines Terminal
Windows Recessed
Installing Barn Hinges
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