I was contacted in May of 2015 by America's Test Kitchen, a television show on PBS dedicated to testing and reviewing tools used in the kitchen. They wanted to create a web shop that featured only the best, hand picked and hand crafted kitchen tools that had been hand chosen by the show's host, Christopher Kimball. They featured my hand forged grill sets and skewers on their shop for the entire duration of the period they were running their shop. I was able to put some of my gorgeous hand forged spatulas, forks and skewers in the hands of fans of America's Test Kitchen all around the country!
Over the past several years I have been working in conjunction with Food52, a website dedicated to bringing cooks together from all over to exhange recipes and ideas and to support eachother in the kitchen. One of the ways they do that is by providing a collection of only the finest hand crafted kitchen tools and accessories to purchase on their web shop. I have been making a custom set of shish kabob skewers for them and have shipped thousands of skewers to Food52 customers all over the country! Stop over at the Food 52 Shop and get a set for your grill!
Some of my custom hand forged skewers were featured in the April 2018 issue of Southern Living Magazine in an article they wrote about Summer BBQ. Stop by their website and have a look!
I made a set of custom forged steel Magic the Gathering dice to be used as a prop on the Geek and Sundry web show, Spellslingers. These dice were seen on the game table during the entire season 2 of the show!
I made a custom, stainless steel, hand forged giant corkscrew for world record holding Sword Swallower and featured contestant on America's Got Talent, Brad Byers. I worked together with Brad going over exact dimensions to create his now famous Giant Corkscrew swallowing spectacle!
Stop by Brad's YouTube channel and have a look at his video showing off his new giant corkscrew!
In December of 2017 I was contacted by the Prop Master of the television show The Outpost. He asked me if I could make some custom forged items for them to use on their epic fantasy tv show "The Outpost". I was thrilled to get to make several of the hand forged props that you will see on the series.
I had recently discovered a new music band that I instantly fell in love with. I had learned that they were recording a new album that was just about to be released on vinyl. As a shot in the dark, I posted a comment on their facebook post about the album and half-way jokingly said 'I will trade you a piece of hand forged steel for one of your beautiful new vinyl records'. To my surprise, I got a response back from Steve Tannen, the male half of the singer/songwriter duo 'The Weepies'. I was honored to get to make them something special that they requested, and as a bit of a fanboy, I made them a custom forged die with their band name punched onto it. It was a pleasure to get to make this trade and I think I got the good end of the deal, their album "Sirens" is absolutely amazing!