OLD WEST IRON
The Portal to the Lost Art of Traditional Blacksmithing
Old West Iron is a small family owned business operated by Lisa and Jon Westerlund, and Keira Gneiting. Fulfilling our dreams we uprooted from North San Diego County to relocate our family business to a small parcel in Felt, Idaho called Buffalo Bluff Ranch, which was an original homestead in the late 1800's. According to local history the bluff on the southwest side of the property was used as a buffalo jump 200 years ago, hence the name Buffalo Bluff Ranch. Jon and I have been involved with iron for well over a decade, from large on-site structural iron erection to designing and manufacturing iron on large commercial projects such as, “The Grand Hotel & Spa at Del Mar” in Southern California. After enjoying the rush of living the fast-paced business life with a rapidly growing large company and numerous employees, we both decided to down-scale and focus more on unique hard-to-find hardware items that we could sell across the internet. After many years running a blacksmith shop, we recognized the need for the more simple rustic hardware to thoroughly complete an authentic look in projects. By fulfilling our customers needs for custom specialty hardware we created a portal to affordable hand-crafted iron products that bring yesterday's style into today's marketplace. Once my daughter moved to Idaho and reunited with our company, Keira and I took our authentic 17th Century wrought iron replications to a whole new level with our extensive research in the history and designs in iron. We went to considerable lengths to reproduce iron hardware to appear as it did hundreds of years ago. Now for our latest transition, trying to keep up with Google's latest rules we are building a new google compliant webpage, and in that process, we have changed our name from Teton Iron to Old West Iron. Although, we have months to finish the Old West Iron's web site, please be patient during this transition, for in the long run it will be a more informative and advanced website. During this transition, two of my son's are sad to leave their blacksmith career with Old West Iron, but very excited to start their new venture in the United States Army.