Knox Trail Forge founder Del Martin was born in Burlington, Vermont, and holds a master’s degree in structural geology. He has lived in Monterey for more than 20 years, working there as a blacksmith, firefighter, mechanic, and farmer.
You can read more about him and his process in this article from the Berkshire Eagle:
After the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in the early days of the American Revolution, General Henry Knox and his militia hauled sixty tons of armaments from the New York frontier to the Battle of Boston, where they drove out the occupying British. It was the dead of winter, and the men he led were farmers, millers, tanners, merchants woodsmen, and blacksmiths — dirt-under-the-fingernail folk who joined together to pull off an astonishing physical and logistical feat to defend their country. Knox Trail Forge in Monterey, Massachusetts, sits along the high, lonesome route traced by General Knox during that bitter winter almost 250 years ago. Specializing in custom architectural ironwork, reproduction Colonial hardware, household implements, and workshop tools,
Knox Trail Forge prides itself on crafting traditionally rendered metal goods for a new generation of homeowners.
In addition to its retail sales, Knox Trail Forge offers consultations and demonstrations.