Hammered in Gruene

Gruene is a small Texas ghost town turned main tourist attraction. Step back in time and see original 1800's homes and shops. Discover amazing food and candy shops. Enjoy music and beverages. Come to a concert and dance at Gruene Hall.

Best of all, try your hand at the traditional art of Blacksmithing. Our shop sits just steps away from the original site of the Gruene Blacksmith shop dating back to the late 1800's. Visitors might find a thrown horseshoe or hand-forged nail unearthed by the weather after 100 years.

Walk-ins are welcome. You can call ahead up to 48 hours to reserve a spot.

At this time, we only schedule appointments  more than 48 hours ahead for scout troops and other large groups. Ask about our large group pricing.


Small Horse Shoe Knife

The Mini Might
3" blade (approximately)

Our knife making experience starts with the Mini Might.  This little knife is easiest to forge for little ones and beginners. It is a nice keepsake to remind you of your trip to Gruene.

Large Horse Shoe Knife

The Ranger
4" blade (approximately)

This knife offers a little more challenge and the opportunity to be a little more creative with length, shape, and finish. This is a keepsake that makes everyone smile.


Mini Rail Road Spike Knife

The Jäger
3"-4" blade

Named in honor of Gruene's German roots, the Jäger (translates to Hunter in English) is a special novelty blade which takes more skill and effort to shape. This is a little guy fewer people will have the chance to make due to the rarer source material.

Rail Road Spike Knife

The Vaquero
+4" blade

This Rail Road spike knife is the king of our mild steel knives. This is often the first full-size knife apprentice Blacksmiths will attempt to make. Your smith will encourage you to use More Arm Now and challenge your abilities. They are there to back you up when your arms turn to jelly.

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Bottle Opener

The Horseshoe Bottle Opener
Starting at $50

A gift that keeps giving. Make a bottle opener that will remind someone of the trip to Gruene every time it is used. Ask us about making a railroad spike bottle opener if you are up to the challenge.

Copper Bracelets

Small $25
Medium $35
Large $45

We will guide you through making your own copper bracelet. You can get creative by adding your own design and stamping a message with our letters. 

We add a finishing touch by polishing it to your desired specifications.