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Valhalla's Anvil

Looking for something in metal or leather? I am a medieval reenactment blacksmith, jeweler and leather worker who specializes in Hot Steel, Jewelry, Leather Work, Medieval Reenactment, SciFi, Fantasy, Gaming, Steampunk, Martial Arts, Melee Weapons

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValhallasAnvil
Location: USA
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014

Welcome

Welcome to Valhalla's Anvil! Are you a cloak or clothing maker? Are you looking for unusual or custom Handmade Metal buttons or cloak clasps at wholesale pricing? Ask me about wholesale Handmade items from metal to leather! I also do group and large order discounts just message me for pricing! Valhalla's Anvil waits to make you custom stuff!

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Get to Know

I was born at a very young age and grew up in a small country town called Jefferson, Ohio. Since the age of 8 I have wanted to learn metalworking and even created some of my own weapons.
After graduating High School I joined the Navy and was whisked away to Japan. While there I visited many countries in the Orient and Australia! I did my time in the service and some health problems arose, while still in.
After many operations I was honorably discharged and had to find my way in the world as a Disabled Veteran, Radioman 3rd Class Petty Officer. I went to Kent State University for Jewelry/Metals and became an Apprentice in Blacksmithing.
For the last 12+ years I have owned and operated my business through several Medieval and Fantasy circuits. We have had several names for said business, but now We are Valhalla's Anvil and through it all I remain Black Angus Silverleaf!

I am Black Angus! I used to travel to shows and events with Drago. I am a Blacksmith, Jeweler and Leather Worker. I create things mostly, but not limited to Medieval / Renaissance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk Genres and some biker gear.

 

I am a Disabled Veteran of the US Navy. During my time in I was stationed in Sasebo, Japan and traveled the world from there. I think the only two continents I didn't get to was Africa and South America. I have studied 7 styles of Martial Arts (one being my own mixture) and was trained by the Navy S.E.A.L.s, that came on our ship, in Hand To Hand Combat, Knife Fighting and Century Removal. Basically how to be an assassin. I developed a ruptured appendix which lasted for a month and a half before my ships doctor finally sent me to a real hospital and stopped misdiagnosing me. I finished my time and got out with an Honorable Discharge worked odd jobs for a couple of years and then started College at Kent State for Jewelry/ Metals. There I met the man who taught me Blacksmithing and got me into Merchanting. I taught myself leather working and still to this day love to pick other artisans brains about techniques in all of my fields of, lets call it, expertise!

 

I am a blacksmith/bladesmith, jeweler and leather worker in the Medieval, Fantasy, Scifi and Steampunk Genres. I have been in business since 1999. As of late the economy and my personal life has stood in the way of my business. I am trying to change this, but I need help. Below is my plan for what I will do if I can raise enough money...

First I need to get some equipment and supplies in order to keep making things, design new pieces and lower the prices of my products. If I could buy metals and leather in bulk I would be able to get it cheaper, thus passing that savings on to my buyers.

Everywhere I go these days I see made in China or Pakistan or some other 3rd world country. It is far and few between to find things Made in America and even harder still to find things made here that are at reasonable prices. At every Faire or Convention there is a plethora of merchants selling import knives, swords, jewelry and leather work. Because these merchants are not actually making the products they sell they can sell it at 4-5 times what they paid for it and still be the cheapest at the event. I want to change that! I want to make quality products, handmade here in America that will at least come close to the prices of the imports. The only way I can do this is to get better tools and buy bulk supplies.

I also want to show the world what I can do. To this point I have yet to push the limits of my abilities and make my own Masterpieces. I have plans for things I can make in every element that I work in that will not only push my own boundaries but also teach me something new in the process. As of yet I have not had the funding to bring these things to life, so to speak.

Lastly, I need to get a vehicle that can haul all of my merchandise to events. I have a Ford E-350 dieselvan sitting in my driveway but it needs a lot of work  before it is able to be road worthy. I am not a mechanic but if I can get the capitol to fix it up I can figure it out.

Your donations will be used to get my business back on track and to make me a royal thorn in the side for import dealers. You do not need to donate a whole bunch, if I can get $2 - $5 from all of those who are willing to help I can get the things I need to give this small American business a fighting chance in this import saturated society.

If you are willing to help in this endeavor please go to http://valhallasanvil.com/or pay pal


If you need to donate by mail please email me at valhallasanvil@yahoo.com or message me here!

Thank You All,

Black Angus Bartholomew Silverleaf

(David A Gregory)

p.s. All updates and pictures of what the donations go toward will be posted on the website as they are used

Valhalla's Anvil on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/valhallasanvil

Big and Ugly but I am a nice guy who tries to make pretty stuff! I make hand forged steel items, including knives, handmade jewelry, and handmade and hand tooled leather items. I can make much more than what is shown here! Flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/61780023@N04/


DeviantArt!
http://valhallasanvil.deviantart.com/
Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ValhallasAnvil

The Steampunk Empire...On NING! http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/profile/BlackAngusSilverleaf

I am also a member of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission! See me under Vendors and Props!

http://clevelandfilm.com/bizdir/?show=1&page=browse&category=109

 

Upon http://meengle.net/Valhallas_Anvil/

My name is David Gregory. I am known world wide as Black Angus Silverleaf. For the last 13+ years I have been a Blacksmith, Jeweler and Leather Worker for the Medieval / Renaissance, Fantasy, Steampunk and Science Fiction genres. I am a gamer and a nerd who loves the strange and fantastical.
I am specialized in custom handmade products. I am working on a website that may take me a while to get fully finished but please feel free to check it out and let me know what you think...
Who I'd Like to Meet
Other people with similar interests. People who like custom handmade items. Merchants looking for wholesale products as well as groups looking for large order discounts on pieces. Artists looking to see their work on metal or leather.

 

Upon http://www.salespider.com/p-9322893/david-gregory " Blacksmithing, Jewelry, Leather Work, Medieval Reenactment, Scifi, Steampunk, Fantasy, Gaming, Martial Arts " Warren, Ohio, United States

 

Upon Esty I am known worldwide as Black Angus, traveling Blacksmith, Jeweler and Leather Worker. I enjoy the Medieval, Fantasy, Scifi and Steampunk genres. If you are looking for something that you don't see in my shop please ask me, I specialize in custom work!  http://www.etsy.com/people/ValhallasAnvil 

 

 

Upon http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-gregory/19/82a/305

For the since 1999 I have been a jeweler, blacksmith and leather worker. Taking the pieces I make to events all over the United States and selling them. I plan to upgrade my buisness by adding wholesale and breaking into making movie props.

Specialties:Master Assassin for The Mirkwoodian Empire "fantasy full contact combat", blacksmithing, jewelery making, leather working, custom work,  chain or maille and repair work.

 

Kent State University , Jewelery and Art 3 years at KSU and then Apprenticed Under a blacksmith for 2 years. I am a self taught leather worker.

 


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Discussion Forum

Sizing and Pricing My Jewelry

Here I will "TRY" to detail the way I price my work and why some pieces seem to be priced the same or more then pieces that are larger. I will also be showing size comparisons as well as thickness and how these relate to pricing.Sizing:Sizing of…Continue

Started by Black Angus Silverleaf Jan 15, 2014.

Pins 17 Replies

 Celtic Birds PinThis handmade Celtic knot 2 birds pin is etched of solid brass, hand sanded and polished to a…Continue

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Black Angus Silverleaf Mar 17, 2012.

Forge work 19 Replies

Ordering Custom Blacksmithing WorkLooking for a custom blacksmithing project to be done? Need a steel fence for your castle, hinges for your keeps gate? How about camping gear, cooking  implements or just something for your home or garden? I am a…Continue

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Mar 9, 2012.

Necklaces or Pendants 17 Replies

 domed ankhcopper, hammered texture and domed. 3" tall 2" wide $20.00Continue

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Mar 9, 2012.

Weaponry from sharp to blunt 19 Replies

Custom Handmade KnivesPlease email me for quotes on custom blades at valhallasanvil@yahoo.com. I don't have a lot of pictures of my fully finished blades because of a computer glitch that deleted all of them after they sold and before I could…Continue

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Mar 9, 2012.

Belts 18 Replies

Be leather mostly. Though a maille one might be done. Or one of link an sheet plates. Then again many things are possible if one asksContinue

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Mar 9, 2012.

Items to adorn the hair upon they scalp 26 Replies

From simple hair stick sets or singles from various metal stock. To etched domed hair pins. And hair ties for a simple tail of hair. All can be done. And even to your design upon them placed if asked of.Continue

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Bracers or Cuffs 36 Replies

Usually sold in pairs but can be sold as one also. These are of leather mostly from armor quality to decorative. As well as tooled, colored, and layered. Can be cloth or sheet metal, even maille. Or a combination of any or all.These are a few of the…Continue

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Bracelets 4 Replies

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Acid etched items to be made into ....... 18 Replies

I would like to get some feedback on the interest of acid etched cloak clasps. I have hundred of designs including Celtic knot, some viking, pagan symbols, skulls, Pictish and lots more. The…Continue

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Mar 9, 2012.

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Comment by Black Angus Silverleaf on February 29, 2012 at 11:23pm

I will be posting new and ready to buy products as soon as I can! Thank you for joining me!

Comment by miyoko canter on November 24, 2011 at 12:34am

will do.

Comment by Shell Gal on September 17, 2011 at 1:00pm
Thanx so much!
Comment by Black Angus Silverleaf on August 28, 2011 at 11:35pm
It is still under construction but http://valhallasanvil.com is online! It has links to my Artfire account while I am building it but it is up and running!
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on August 19, 2011 at 2:10pm
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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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