Kyle and Laura Willyard
Kyle at the forge
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ABOUT OLD DOMINION FORGE
Kyle Willyard at Old Dominion Forge has been making fine, hand-forged knives, swords and axes for over 10 years now. His focus is entirely on the 18th century; that is the only time-period he does. In addition to period cutlery, Kyle also casts most of the fine pewter items you will find on this site. They also stock other items, which you should find useful, but rest assured, cutlery will always be the focal point.
Over the years they have outfitted countless re-enactors and living historians. In fact, much of their business is from repeat customers, who have been so well satisfied with their work that they often own several "ODF" knives. Kyle's blades are carried by some of the most respected individuals in living history, and his customers include the National Park Service; Virginia State Parks, Wilderness Road; various museums and museum shops, and even Walt Disney Pictures.
Kyle worked on several key props for the HBO miniseries, John Adams, including a reproduction of Gen. Washington's battle sword.
My effigy knife paired with quillwork sheath by Djuana Tucker featured Featured on the cover of the October 2009 issue of National Muzzleloading Rifle Association Magazine, Muzzle Blasts. Photo by Lon Brauer
An assortment of swords and knives made for Pirates of the Caribbean.
A collection of boarding axes and hatchets made for Pirates of the Caribbean.
Below is work we did for the HBO miniseries, John Adams.
Copy of George Washington's battle sword
"M" Thumb Brand
Polished Pewter Spoons made for the production
Kyle's work has been featured in several publications, including articles by
Below are a couple photos of our table, taken at the 2008 Contemporary Longrifle Association Show in Lexington Kentucky
Photos from the 2007 Contemporary Longrifle Association Show
Contemporary Longrifle Show 2006 Lexington Kentucky
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Old Dominion Forge
Kyle Willyard, Prop.
RR5 Box 83N
Bloomfield, IN 47424
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