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Dustin Rhodes

Crafting Blades, Forging Memories

Robby Bowman, a name that resonates in the world of bladesmithing, is a true master of his craft. With a dedication to the art of forging blades and a deep passion for creating memories at his shop, Iron Mountain Metal Craft in Pigeon Forge, TN, Robby has carved out a remarkable legacy in the world of blacksmithing. His journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, and his time on the popular television show, Forged in Fire, has catapulted him to international acclaim.

A Journey Forged in Steel

Robby’ journey is a way of getting back to his familiar roots. Robby is a third generation blacksmith. His father was a welder and grandfather was a blacksmith. Guided by an unquenchable curiosity, he embarked on his journey to become a bladesmith, diving into the complexities of metallurgy, fire, and hammer work.


Over the years, Robby honed his skills, working with fire and steel, each strike of the hammer bringing him closer to perfection. His dedication and craftsmanship set him apart as a true artisan in the world of bladesmithing.

Forged in Fire

Robby Bowman’s breakthrough moment came when he stepped onto the iconic Forged in Fire stage. The world watched as he showcased his exceptional skills, turning raw materials into exquisite blades under the intense pressure of the competition. His ability to adapt, innovate, and create exceptional blades in challenging conditions captured the hearts of viewers worldwide.

A Legacy of Excellence

Robby’s work extends beyond television fame. He has built a legacy in the craft with his shop, Iron Mountain Metal Craft. There he allows patrons to feel the excitement of crafting their own blade right there in the shop. Robby uses his shop as an avenue to “forge memories” for everyone who enters. Not only do they get to create something with their own two hands but also get the experience of a lifetime.


Today, Robby Bowman continues to pass along his passion of bladesmithing, using the traditional techniques of the bladesmiths of the past. He uses time to teach coal forging at Turtle Island Preserve as well to keep the spirit of the blacksmith alive.


As a recognized expert in his field, Robby Bowman remains committed to sharing his knowledge and inspiring the next generation of bladesmiths. His workshops and demonstrations are not just a showcase of his skill but a chance to pass on the ancient craft of bladesmithing to eager learners.

Join the Journey

Robby Bowman’s journey in bladesmithing is a captivating tale of talent, dedication, and artistry. His legacy continues to evolve, leaving an indelible mark on the world of bladesmithing. Explore his exceptional work, learn from his expertise, and be a part of the ongoing journey by connecting with Robby Bowman, the bladesmith extraordinaire.

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