Unique Designs

This is your chance to own, unique, hand forged personal items.

Custom Made

Items can be customized to your personal preference and designs.

Built To Last

Solid hand forged items are made to stand the test of time.

A Few Words About Me

I had just completed an all night shift at the shipyard in Belfast, where I worked as a welder, when I saw an advert that transformed my life.

It was for a course to study as a heritage blacksmith, which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, under its Skills for the Future programme. I got the placement, left my job and within days realised that this is what I was born to do.

As soon as the course was completed I set up my own business, Black Anvil, which is based on the family farm in the remote and tranquil Clogher Valley, Co Tyrone.
I graduated from university in Mechanical Engineering, got my codes in welding and today I am one of small handful of young people who are reviving an ancient craft.

My slogan is “ Bringing Metal to Life, ” that is what I do. The joy of it is you can do pretty much what you want with metal once you know how.

Owen Mort

I would like to thank National Lottery players everywhere for giving me the opportunity to acquire these skills.


We would like to thank you for the exceptional hand crafted gates that you made for us. The quality of the workmanship is second to none. Your service from the outset, at the design stage to the finished product is first class and your knowledge and expertise were invaluable.

Ciaran & Fiona Devine

We loved seeing our poker being forged at Dunluce Castle. Looks great infront of our fireplace. Thank you for adding the personal touches!

Carole Wright

Black Anvil

Owen Mort

Inspired by a traditional craft.