The Maker

Josh Navarrete

A student of the forge, artist at heart. For over 13 years, I've honed the craft of bladesmithing and blacksmithing, shaping raw materials into works of art. With 10 years of leatherworking under my belt and over 25 years as a skilled woodturner, I possess an unyielding passion for creating beauty from nothingness.

But my purpose extends beyond mere creation. It is my calling to serve those who have served us - veterans and former first responders. Through my work, I strive to honor their sacrifices and bring them emotional and mental therapy through blacksmithing and bladesmithing.

Teaching is where my true passion lies. Guiding others on their creative journey brings me immense fulfillment. Witnessing the spark of inspiration ignite in someone's eyes is a reward unlike any other.

I see potential in every piece of material, even what others may consider waste. My ability to transform discarded materials into stunning works of art is a testament to my unwavering dedication and vision.

Join me on this artistic adventure as we transform metal, leather, and wood into timeless creations that will push your creativity and imagination. Together, let's make something extraordinary out of nothingness.

Media and Publications

These are some of the magazines and publications where my work has been featured.

FORGED IN FIRE CHAMPION

SEASON 6 EPISODE 19

THE "RAM-DAO"

FORGED IN FIRE BEAT THE JUDGES

SEASON 1 EPISODE 2

"MEDIEVAL TIMES"