- The Whole Year Round
Take a journey back in time to the Middle Ages, to the fascination of old blacksmithing.
Our "Schmidten bei der Lacken" in Molln, Upper Austria has existed since the 14th century and has been operated by our ancestors since around 1800.
The forge building, which is internationally protected as a cultural monument according to the Hague Convention, received its present form through an extension in 1688. Certainly since then, but probably longer, the forge vault and the forge equipment have remained unchanged. The ancestors of our family were always independent master blacksmiths and our blacksmithing tradition goes back to the Middle Ages.
Around 1750, Empress Maria Theresia granted the previous owners the privilege of "Theresian smithy justice". In the land register from the 18th century, the following entry can be found: "The blacksmith's privilege is attached to this house". It was only granted to master craftsmen who had been in business for at least 200 years without interruption.
In the meantime, we are not only known for our traditional wrought-iron work, but above all for the production of blank weapons, armour, iron chests and restorations according to historical craftsmanship.
Since we make our products by hand, we are happy to work according to your wishes and ideas. Swords are forged from spring steel, ground, hardened, tested, polished and are suitable for show fighting.
Lances and swords for film heroes of our time...
Our swords, blank weapons and armour can be found in well-known opera houses and playhouses at home and abroad, museums, with collectors, historical clubs and medieval events, at tournaments and exhibition fights.
Since 2009, we have been able to count the Swiss Guard among our best-known customers.
The guided tour includes the old forge, the museum and, of course, the workshop where armour, blank weapons and chests are made precisely down to the smallest detail with extraordinary skill and historical technique.
Visits are only possible for groups of 10 or more people by prior arrangement by telephone!
Visits only as part of a guided tour with advance booking
From 10 persons
Adults € 4,50
Pupils € 2,50
with beer spikes (0.2l per person): € 6.50
Prices incl. guided tour
Please get in touch for more information.