The ship’s smith
Forging tools and fixtures from red-hot iron
When you can see smoke coming out of the chimney of the low brick house by the gate, then you know our ship’s smith, Seppe Lehembre, is at work. With great precision and speed, he is forging beautiful items from red-hot iron.
Our smith has a long experience of working on Norway’s fleet of historic vessels.
Seppe forges pretty much everything the vessels need, from tools and fittings to bolts, nails and rivets. There are almost no limits to what he can magic up from the smithy.
Wrought iron product made to order
Our blacksmith works mainly on maritime assignments, but he also has experience from working on decorative projects. As well as making lots of maritime wrought iron items, he has also made wrought iron products for a number of uses, such as:
- custom tools
- various types of railings,
- decorative hooks and hinges
- Seppe can make all the wrought iron items you need for your sailing ship, house or cabin!
In the past year, the ship’s smith has had major assignments in connection with the restoration of the polar vessels Fram and Gjøa at Fram Museum in Oslo.
He has made big metal gates, for both the museum garden in Bergen, as well as our own museum shipyard. (see video further down)
Passing on the knowledge
The smith also takes responsibility for passing on this tacit knowledge to new generations, through the apprenticeship program.
Do you want to learn from our blacksmith? Check out our courses.