I'm Cameron (Smithy) McIntyre, I've been blacksmithing for over 26 year. I started my journey into the world of blacksmithing at the young age of 13 year old with a short knife making course that my parents gave me for my birthday. This got me hook and was shortly started working with James Garret master blacksmith as his striker and started my training into the trade. over the next 5 years we build gates and railings, shop fitting and wrought iron artworks. While doing all of this training i was also developing my skills in bladesmithing.
After leaving Jame's workshop i moved away from the wrought iron focused more on the knife making and started making swords and armour, that lead my journey to Ballarat to do a bachelors of fine arts in 3d and photographic. While i was studying i started volunteering as the blacksmith at Kryal Castle. This where got known as the castle blacksmith. April 2021 I become a small business name The Castle Blacksmith.