***Original design from Naz Forge***
*****Please note, this is a "Made to order" listing...The one in the photos above is one I made previously and yours will be based on this one...*****
If anything will make a statement upon arrival of your guests, this blacksmith forged and signed coat rack sculpture will.
First, let's talk about the dragon's head, it starts out as 5/8" solid round stock iron and comes to life on the anvil under the hammer blows at a yellow/orange heat (Approximately 2000 degrees). Details are then added using handmade punches (eye punch, nostril punch, etc...).
After the head is complete, it's back to the fire to heat and form the body of the dragon with smooth curves and 2 loops of different diameters, all done hot and freehand.
To finish the dragon, I form a pointy tail and also work curves into it
The wings are braught to an orange heat in the forge and hammered all around to give them texture and match the hand forged dragon.
Last step on the wings is my signature logo "Naz" stamped in copper then fixed with 2 hammered brass rivets. The natural colors of these three different metals together add a nice touch and at the same time confirms the authenticity of this handmade item.
Next, I forge six hooks and fix them to each point of the dragon's wings with hand hammered rivets, the old way...
Time to join the dragon to it's wings. I use 2 large iron rivet and hand hammer them from behind, again the old way.
(Once everything is in place, I weld all parts together from the back for extra strenght and to keep everything looking clean)
There is not 1 inch that hasen't been hammered or bent or worked hot in some way.
For cleaning, I use the wire brush followed by a light sand paper. This highlights the hammer marks.
For protection I brush on two coats of Renaissance wax which is a high quality wax used in museums worldwide on armory, swords, precious metals, etc... .
This signed metal sculpture is a highly decorative and functional piece of art that you will own for the rest of your life.
Measurements are approximately 27" high (the hoops & bends play a big part in determining the final height so it is possible that it ends up being a few inches longer or shorter ) and 30" wide.
Included are 6 decorative wood screws that match the ironwork.
Made strong to last long !
For a look inside the forge, videos & more photos, please visit my facebook page by "copy & pasting" this link : https://www.facebook.com/nazforge
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Thanks for the interest !
I accept all major credit cards, paypal and Etsy Gift Cards.
I am shipping from Canada.
All items are shipped 1-2 business days following cleared payment unless it is a made to order, custom or personalized order, in which case an estimate of the shipping delay will be sent out to you.
USA CUSTOMERS :
USPS will be the shipper and the delivery delay will be between 4 to 7 business days after shipment. (You will be provided with a tracking number and I will send you a message to confirm when your order is shipped)...
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS :
I will use Canada Post , UPS or Canpar for Canadian destinations.(Delivery delay is usually within one week after shipment)...
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES :
The shipping prices are set for economy air shipping, there is no delivery date available and no tracking number provided with this shipping option..., please take note that I can not be held responsible if your order is lost in the mail with this shipping option...(If you need it by a certain date or would like a tracking number for your order, you may contact me for other shipping options and prices)...
If duty fees apply for overseas shipping, it will be to the buyer's expense, although this has only happened for UK deliveries.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you're not satisfied with your order, please contact me within 3 days of received item for a return request.
I will refund your item's total amount upon having received the returned item, as long as it is not damaged and that it has been shipped back to me within one week after it was delivered to you... If it is returned without tracking information, I can not be held responsible if it gets lost in the mail...
Please keep in mind that I can not refund the paid shipping fees and you will be responsible for the return shipping fees.
This refund policy is not valid on personalized or custom orders.
Thanks for understanding...
Your cutom work inquiries are welcome...
If possible, please include a photo or sketch of what you would like to have made, it will be easier for me to evaluate if it can be made and give a price quote.