Steel Letter Opener | Reverse Curl | Wicks Forge

$19.00

These elegant letter openers are hand forged and are detailed with a reverse curl on the handle. Each letter opener is finished in a combination of linseed oil, beeswax, and turpentine, which leaves a smooth dark finish on the piece.

These are small letter openers as they measure about 8 inches long. Since each letter opener is handmade, they may vary in size– however this means your piece is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

Forging is the process of heating metal to increase its malleability and then working it in various ways, often with a hammer and anvil. When steel is heated and worked a dark material called scale forms on the surface of the metal. Once the forging is completed, most of the scale is removed through wire brushing the surface. This gives a nice silvery finish, which is sealed with a wax coating.

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

15 in stock

Wicks Forge
Pownal, ME

Growing up, Nicholas Wicks Moreau was an artist and a carpenter who loved working with his hands.  Nicks great-great grandfather worked on the Statue of Liberty and his great-grandfather was a pioneer in the field of welding.  While completing his Master’s degree in Scotland, Nick met a master blacksmith who agreed to take him on as his apprentice.  Upon returning to he United States, Nick founded the Wicks Forge in 2013 to carry on the family tradition.

Shipping Measurements

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 2 × 1 in