Pennsylvania Blacksmith Retiring, Shop for Auction

Peter A. Renzetti, AKA "The Unknown Blacksmith" and owner of Arden Forge, is retiring. His shop and all of its contents go on the auction block in mid-May in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Renzetti, one of the founding members of the Artists Blacksmith Association of North America, ran the Arden Forge from 1968 and specialized in the restoration and reproduction of historical hardware and ironwork. Clients included the Hagley Museum of Industry, the Winterthur Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of New York, The Smithsonian and others.