At Kimball Crafter we Create and Educate!

 Nicholas Kimball is a professional blacksmith in Northern Virginia who specializes in historic restoration.

Nicholas has performed blacksmith demonstrations and restoration work for a few different historic sites in various states. Most notable would be George Washington’s home Mount Vernon, there Nicholas works as the full time Lead Smith at this site. When Nicholas first started working as a cutler with knives (nearly 25 years ago), he did mostly stock removal. When Nicholas transitioned into colonial blacksmithing he studied under Master Smith Eric Zieg. During that time Nicholas learned about the malleable nature of hot metal and how it flows. People have often been amazed at what a hammer is capable of creating that others need expensive and specialized machines for.

If you have any inquiries on commissioning iron work, booking a Demonstration or a request to speak with our Head Blacksmith you can email us at

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