Thank you for your interest in Dancing Otter Forge. My name is Mark Schneider and I am a metalsmith that specializes in historically inspired knives, swords and jewelry.

I have always been fascinated by ancient and medieval daily life. At an early age I had the opportunity to become involved in medieval re-enactment; it was there I discovered the art of bladesmithing. Unlike many of my medieval counterparts I have sole authorship over my work. As a result I have had the opportunity to also developed skills as a wood worker, jeweler and sculptor.

For the past 30 years I have brought these various techniques and disciplines together to produce hand forged knives, swords and jewelry inspired by history. If you have questions about any of my work or would like to discuss a piece of your own, I invite you to please contact me.
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