Andrew is Hooligan's Forge Head Blacksmith/ Bladesmith, creating absolutely stunning works of art using just his forge, steel, brute strength and hammer. He first began forging knives in 2013 as a hobby, in between working 60-70 hours per week. When 2020 shutdowns happened, his job of 15yrs decided to close- permanently. This had a devastating effect and it quickly became decided to turn his hobby- into a business! Welcome to Hooligan's Forge, located in Lexington, KY!
Jerome is another amazing Blacksmith/ Bladesmith. He is constantly pushing out new and improved products with his innovation. Although, he primarily enjoys the woodworking aspect, such as creating gorgeous knife handles that are baby bottom smooth from intense and careful hand sanding. Jerome was also effected by the 2020 shutdowns, as he worked for the same business as Andrew. He chose to team up and embark on this amazing new journey with us all here at Hooligan's Forge!
Hannah is the Wild Card of the bunch; you never know what she'll be working on from one moment to the next. Website Design, connecting with customers, Social Media, Leather Sheath design & creation, etc. If you send Hooligan's Forge a message on any platform, Hannah is who you'll reach. She also was effected by 2020 shutdowns and lost her job.
Lex 18 & Newsy even did a news story on Hooligan's Forge! You can see more of our videos by clicking below.