There are craftsmen working at a stone-throw from Peckham’s main shopping street.
Blenheim Forge is a small workshop under the railway arches, founded in 2012. Here three artisans forge by hand beautifully crafted chef knives.
James is one of the three founders of the Blenheim Forge. He started making knives as a hobby.
Before setting up this business, James already had experience as a welder.
The first step of knife-making. In the end the iron will be transformed in a beautiful Japanese style chef knife.
Throwing coal in the forge: keeps the flames up and the temperature high enough to melt iron.