Blacksmith | Television Host  | Educator  | Public Speaker


Blacksmith | Television Host  | Educator  | Public Speaker


Trenton Tye has more than 20 years of experience as a blacksmith and fabricator. He runs Purgatory Ironworks in Southwest Georgia and serves clients throughout the Southeastern United States with reforged peanut blades, fabrication and repair services.


For the past 12 years, Trenton has been an active contributor to the YouTube community, with more than 200 videos providing quality tutorials on forging technique, general information for blacksmiths, and documenting the shenanigans here around the forge.


Starting out as a contestant on History Channel’s Forged in Fire Trenton has steadily progressed to co-hosting the new Discovery Channel show,  Master of Arms. He has also appeared on Discovery’s Gold Rush: The Dirt and is available for additional roles and appearances


Trenton tours to National Level Fairs with his time honored blacksmith show.  He is also available as a keynote speaker or as a media guest to discuss a variety of topics including the business of craft, museums, and 501(c)(3) strategy.

Trenton’s Forge Podcast:

Follow along with Trenton’s new podcast, Trenton’s Forge where he discusses a variety of forge related topics right from getting started as a blacksmith, to the realities of working as a full-time blacksmith. A new podcast will be released weekly! 

Trenton’s Forge Ep01 “Getting Started in Blacksmithing”

Trenton’s Forge Ep01 “Getting Started in Blacksmithing”

Our first podcast offering, this podcast takes you through the basics of getting started in the craft. If you are an absolute beginner and want to get on the train, this is your stop! This 20 minute overview gets you clued in on how to find your first tools, how to ask questions, and how to make your move into this hobby as enjoyable as possible!

The Blacksmith Shoppe: 

Trenton creates a variety of products for sale to the general public including his new book for beginner blacksmiths, and the premiere gas forge for knife makers. Future offerings will include a larger forge for general purpose Smithing and a variety of tools like hammers and tongs to accompany them.

Youtube Videos: 

Trenton publishes videos on the latest happenings at Purgatory Ironworks along with a variety of instructional and educational topics.  Visit the Purgatory Ironworks YouTube page to subscribe and don’t forget to click the bell to get all the new content as soon as it’s published!

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PO Box 91

Morgan GA 39866

United States

Contact Trenton

+1 229 591 4381


Open Hours

M-F: 8am – 5pm

Sat & Sun: By appointment

Social Media

Facebook  |  YouTube

Instagram  |  IMDB