Wendell August Forge is America’s oldest and largest, crafting hand-wrought ornamental metal ware and elegant giftware since 1923. Founded by coal mine owner Wendell McMinn August, he would engage a blacksmith in his mine to hand-forge door latches for his home. With that, the birth of a new business. Over the years, expansion into decorative gift ware and home accessories allows us to celebrate events and places important in our lives. Enjoy equestrian, Louisville, and Kentucky Derby designs hand crafted from aluminum and other metals.