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.


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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to showcase our work as usual at select craft markets. However, we are busily creating some new pieces, and look forward to sharing them with you all in the near future. In the meanwhile, if you see something you like on our site, please contact us.

Get in touch.

Richard Marchbank

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