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Welding Shop in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The art of blacksmithing is alive at Holy Hammer Ironworks! Owned by Harold Hilborn. A welding shop in Sault Ste. Marie, MI that specializes in custom metal fabrication for functional art and architectural accents. Every piece of hand-forged ironwork by Harold produced is unique, marrying form and function with the beauty and durability of metal. From custom cookware to railings and staircases, let’s collaborate on a beautiful design together!

Arrive a stranger, leave as a friend

Over 40 Years of Custom Metal Fabrication

Blacksmithing is one of the oldest trades in history, and while it’s evolved through the years, there’s nothing more stunning than a hand-forged piece. Holy Hammer Ironworks stays true to blacksmithing principles. A journeyman welder and metal fabrication expert, owner Harold Hilborn takes pride in partnering with clients across the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula regions of Michigan. The results speak for themselves!

You’ll find inspiration for your own custom metal fabrication project, and you’ll get a sampling of the work that’s made Holy Hammer Ironworks the go-to welding shop for unique, hand-forged, one-of-a-kind designs. Whether you’re intrigued with a functional art concept or want to bring unique, artisan, low-carbon steel cookware into your home, Harold’s hammer is ready to create something stunning into reality. He specializes in functional art: railings, staircases, lamps, cocktail tables, pot racks, fireplace sets and enclosures, chandeliers, interior décor and more—beautiful elements that add personality to your property. He’s also worked with artists and other welders and artisans to collaborate on unique pieces ranging from cookware to art installations. If you have a design, photo or idea, Harold can bring your dreams to life.

When we’re not creating, we’re repairing!

When he’s not hammering and welding unique pieces, Harold is repairing them. He takes pride in repairing all types of items from heavy equipment to small items. He’ll have no trouble producing something that’s beautiful, functional and durable—everything a hand-crafted piece of metalwork should be. It’ll only take a second to see the pride and skill that’s made Holy Hammer Ironworks a name worth remembering when it comes to traditional blacksmithing.

Custom Metal Fabrication

Harold’s 40 years of welders’ experience results in work that speaks for itself.

  • All work done at the welding shop is hand-forged and carefully smithed by hand, by Harold.
  • Holy Hammer Ironworks is known for custom cookware and custom-forged décor.
  • Harold has ASME Section IX qualifications and AWS D1.1 certifications.
  • Harold is capable of working with both pipe and plated ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  • Aluminum is a specialty.

We are up for any challenge!

Whether you need a brand-new product created from scratch or a simple welding repair for equipment, we aim to deliver precision solutions, the shortest lead times and quality craftsmanship. We bring decades of welding and fabricating experience to every project in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, or Rosedale, MI and guarantee your total satisfaction with everything we do.

Check out our gallery page to see a sampling of the breathtaking pieces of Harold crafts.

About The Owner

Harold Hilborn is the owner-operator of Holy Hammer Ironworks has over 40 years’ experience. He started his welding and custom metal fabrication career, in Cheboygan Area High School Vocational Welding Program in 1977. After graduation he attended the AAS Degree Program at Ferris State University in Welding Technology. He then proceeded into the workforce as a welder. In 1988 he was accepted into the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union as an apprentice. In 1997 He began his journey into learning the forgotten craft of being a Blacksmith. In 2007 he ended a 17-year career with Caid Industries a Samuel Company as their Welding Supervisor, ASNT II Welding Inspector, Welding Instructor and lead man to start Holy Hammer Ironworks.

Holy Hammer Ironworks is a small company where all work is performed by Harold. He has a very well-equipped welding shop where he combines his skills with modern technology, and technology from the past to create functional art, fabricate custom projects and repair your items. Over the years he has earned numerous welding certifications and qualifications to AWS D.1-1 Structural Codes and ASME XI Pressure Vessel and Pipping Codes. They cover all major welding processes, on plate, pipe, ferrous, non-ferrous and exotic metals.

When you visit Holy Hammer Ironworks, you will find some jobs are too big and no jobs to small. You might arrive as a stranger and could leave with a new friend.


Some Jobs Too Big; No Jobs Too Small!

Holy Hammer Ironworks has provided welding, custom metal fabrication and blacksmithing services since 2007. Contact us today to discuss your project or to inquire about our welding shop capabilities.

Proudly offering welding repairs and blacksmith services to the following areas:
Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan | Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan