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Hammered at the Pearl Brewery on the River Walk

Try your hand at the traditional art of Blacksmithing while you visit the River Walk and the Pearl. Our downtown San Antonio shop sits just steps away from the historic Pearl Brewery, La Gloria, Velvet Taco, and the River Walk. 

The Pearl, once a brewery, is a main tourist attraction. This revitalized area boasts industrial architecture, fine restaurants, and unique shops. Discover amazing food and ice cream shops. Enjoy music and beverages. Come to down to the Farmer's Market hosted every Saturday and Sunday. Things start hopping at the Pearl around 11 am. If you arrive early walk on over and say hi. We open at 10 am on weekends.

 

Mosey on Over

Walk-ins are welcome at Caylor Forge. but we recommend you call ahead  to reserve a spot when you come to learn at our stores.

At this time, we only schedule appointments more than 48 hours ahead for groups larger than 6 people. Ask us about our birthday and scout troop specials! We also host family reunions and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

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our waitlist so you're not standing around in the Texas heat wishing you did!

Rail Road Spike Knife

The Vaquero
+4" blade
Approximate time requirement:
1-2 Hours

Walk ins welcome
$115

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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Small Horse Shoe Knife

The Mini Might
3"-4" blade (approximately)
Approximate time requirement:
30-45 Min
Walk ins welcome
$30

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"-5" blade (approximately)
Approximate time requirement:
30-45 Min

Walk ins welcome
$45

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.

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Mini Rail Road Spike Knife

The Jäger
2"-4" blade
Approximate time requirement: 45 Min

Walk ins welcome
$80

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.

Copper Bracelets

Approximate time requirement: 20-45 Min

Walk ins welcome

Small $25
Medium $35
Large $45

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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.

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Bottle Opener

The Horseshoe or Minecart Spike Bottle Opener
Approximate time requirement: 1 Hour

Walk ins welcome
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.

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Double Headed Nail Sword

3"

Approximate time requirement: 10-15 Min

Walk ins welcome

$5

Short on time or attention?

We have your covered. Anyone Age 3+ can hammer out a souvenir nail sword pretty quick.

Add a finishing touch by purchasing a cord to wear it as a necklace.

Add a necklace cord for $3

double headed nail sword at caylor forge. free for birthday person.
Rainbow balloons for Caylor Forge birthday gift free. no purchase necessary.

They Say It's Your Birthday! 

Come make a Double Headed Nail Sword on us.

Birthday person must be Age 3 or older.

No purchase necessary. Cord not included. Please, tip your smith.