Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

Arnold H. Glasow

About Kestrel Forging

Director and senior smith of Kestrel Forging, Richard Marchbank, has enjoyed ‘making stuff’, especially being creative with metal, for as long as he can remember. He’s a qualified boilermaker-welder, did a blacksmithing course, made his own forge, taught the trade for five years, and now spends as much time as he can making stuff with metal.

He especially likes the challenge of turning the old into new—recycling clearing sale and scrap metal finds.

Kestrel Products

We’re currently offering free delivery within a 150km radius of Cooma.

Please call or SMS 0418 205 525, to discuss our product and to place your order.


You can also find us at local (NSW, Australia) craft markets—see the calendar for locations and dates.

With COVID-19 restrictions gradually easing, we are now able to showcase our work in person at our usual range of select craft markets. We attend the Hall markets in the ACT, (the first Sunday of each month) and the Cooma markets, which are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and are looking at beginning to attend Southern Highlands markets from July. In the meantime, if you see something you like on our site, please contact us.

04 July 2021

Hall Markets

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hall Markets, Hall Village Showground
Hall, ACT 2618 Australia

Looking forward to catching up with our clients, old and new!


Get in touch.

Richard Marchbank

a: PO Box 630, Cooma NSW 2630
m: 0418 205 525
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