Sean Fitzsimmons

Sean Fitzsimmons forging

Sean Fitzsimmons is a blacksmith/bladesmith from New Jersey. He got his start right here at Peters Valley taking classes about 10 years ago, and worked as the Blacksmith Studio Assistant for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. His craft practice is based in functional blades for daily carry and home use, drawing inspiration from historic works and fantasy forms.


Beginner Bladesmithing: Forging your First Knife

This class will focus on the basics of bladesmithing. It will cover running a coal forge, basic forging techniques, safe grinding practices, heat treating, and sharpening. The class will move […]

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