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Malcolm K White Blacksmith, Chatham Kent

Malcolm K White, blacksmith at the Historic Dockyard Forge in Chatham Kent, provides ornamental iron and metal work specifically for your needs.

Iron sculpture Malcolm white at his blacksmith forge Iron gate

With his boundless flair for design, Malcolm will create work hand forged in a wide variety of styles

About The Forge

Malcolm White, who is self-taught in the art of blacksmithing, has been awarded many prizes at the most prestigious agricultural shows in the country, including a Second in 2002 at the Royal Show in Warwickhshire with a Drinks Cabinet depicting kingfishers over a waterfall.

He was Reserve Champion of the Royal Show in 2003 with a Wizard which he designed and built, and outright Champion of the 2004 Royal Show, winning three categories; Industrial Ironwork with a boat anchor, the Traditional Architectural section with a garden screen of leafwork and copper frogs, and the Contemporary Gates section was won with this gate incorporating many traditional techniques. A wrought iron gate, shown above, with copper leaves which secured Reserve Champion of the 2005 Royal Show.

Following a break from competition, at the 2012 South of England Show, Malcolm won 'First' in Contemporary with his Wizard with a new Damascus sword, 'Second' in Live, Reserve Champion of Show. He followed that success with another "First" at the 2013 South of England show.


Wizard, 2003


Blacksmiths certificate

After First's in two consecutive years at the South of England Show, the organiser, Mr Merv Allen FWCB decided it was high time for Malcolm to be inducted into the Worshipful Company of blacksmiths. A Certificate of Merit was awarded to Malcolm in 2013

Malcolm meets HRH Prince Charles

Malcolm was one of just eight chosen when HRH Prince Charles asked to meet representatives of creative craftsmen, during his visit to the Historic Dockyard on 2.8.13

Photograph courtesy of Martin Apps & KM Group.

Every commission is carefully considered to take into account the individual requirements of you as a customer and of course its intended location and purpose.

Designs are never repeated, but chosen to suit the needs of each project. When supplied your ironwork will be an unique example of hand forged metalwork for you to treasure.

The Forge is situated in the 80 acre site of the Historic Dockyard Museum of Chatham Kent, and is normally open to visitors during museum hours, although it is advisable to phone to confirm before visiting on 01634 853236.

Malcolm and his wife Anita welcome visitors to the Forge and encourage customers to come to see their work in progress.