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.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we have been unable to showcase our work in person at our normal range of select craft markets. However, the physical markets are gradually returning. We will be attending the Hall markets, (the first Sunday of each month, except for April and May 2021) and the Cooma markets, which are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

We are also proud to be part of the Handmade Canberra virtual markets, and thank the people of the region for their support through this terrific initiative. In the meanwhile, if you see something you like on our site, please contact us.

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Get in touch.

Richard Marchbank

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