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.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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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.
Youtube Weekly Schedule
Mon & Tues
Mandatory Booze Recycling Program. These are allegedly my days off, allegedly.
Long Form Instructional Video: One good old fashioned Purgatory How to video, coming up!
Catch up on whats currently being built on the table with “Around The Shop” or pick up a quick and handy tidbit with “Shop Tips”!
|Friday, at 1PM EST||All new series “Watching the Past” where we host a live watch party commenting on and review old documentaries of skilled tradesmen and lost crafts!|
Purgatory Ironworks on the Youtubes
Shop Tips Galore!
Commentary And Review!
How you can support the channel
What Is Patreon And How Does It Work?
Patreon is how most folks on Youtube manage to make a living. Patreon allows you to “subscribe” to someone like me for a monthly fee. What is that fee? Well, thats up to you. You basically pledge one dollar, two dollars, or a few million dollars to support the channel, billed the first of every month. It can be changed or cancelled at -any- time. My Patreons get plenty of extra “behind the scenes” videos, updates, and even a few perks from the shop on occasion. Because its a monthly thing, it is a -tremendous- help and lets me plan how and what is going to happen in the shop the next month. Bigger budgets mean bigger and better videos.
Buy A Book!
One of my proudest acheivements was writing this blacksmithing book. I wrote, designed, and published this little guy. Outside of the shipping, 100% of your purchase price stays in the shop. No third party reach arounds, no grubby middle man, I couldn’t get anybody to help so they can’t have any of my proceeds! In all seriousness, buying a book not only supports the shop but gives you a fine trinket. All of the books are signed and dated by me, just before I mail them out. On a personal note, there are stories in the back about my mentor, Jay Reakirt. Moving books helps me keep the stories about him alive!
Its an odd thing but I’ll blow 50 bucks on nothing but dont ask me to sign up for a 10 cents monthly -anything-. For those of you like me that still want to help out but “subscription” gives you the heebie jeebies, you can absolutely make a one time gift via Paypal. You dont have to have an account or anything like that.
Hot from the forge: the Purgatory Store
Trenton’s Guide to Love, Riches and Blacksmithing (ON SALE)$20.00
2 lb. Blacksmith’s Hammer (Cross Peen), Version 1.0$134.95
2 lb. Knife Maker’s Hammer (Straight Peen) Version 1.0$134.95
Votive Candle Holders$19.95 – $21.95
Railroad Spike Knives$39.95 – $49.95
Oil Stabilized Pecan Wood Hammer Handles$19.95