Few People Know There’s A Real, Functioning Blacksmith Shop In Wyoming

Way back in Wyoming’s history, blacksmiths were among the first businesses to open shop when homesteaders started settling different areas that would become the towns we know today. Through time, however, they were also among the businesses to close their doors as progress and technology crept across the state.

While there may be significantly fewer blacksmiths today than a century ago, you can find an ironworks shop here and there if you search hard enough. In fact, there’s an actual functioning blacksmith shop in the tiny town of Buffalo. Not only is it carrying on the tradition of creating and repairing metal works, but the owner and head blacksmith shares his knowledge and skill giving demonstrations and teaching others the secrets of his historic trade.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you visited Arrowhead Forge? Did you get a chance to see David Osmundsen at work?

If you’re in town to check out Arrowhead Forge, be sure to take a tour of the rest of Buffalo. It’s one of the most charming towns in all of Wyoming.