0409 922 979 galbaforge@gmail.com

Galba Forge Under reconstruction

Due to the bush fire that impacted our property, Galba Forge is closed. We'll reopen as soon as possible


Galba Forge is a unique form of blacksmithing


To contact us:

tel. 0409 922 979


email: galbaforge@gmail.com


Our Story

Galba Forge

Philippe learned the blacksmithing trade in his native country of Switzerland

In 2004 he migrated to Australia and worked for 18 months for the well-known blacksmith Hans Schappi, in Asquith. There he widened his knowledge, specialising in winding balustrades. Then in 2006 he established his own workshop near the “working village” of Cobargo in the Bega Valley, down the Far South Coast of NSW.

Philippe specialises in the decorative and rare art-form of plaited iron. This process gives his work a unique look. As each piece is individually hand-crafted, differences between pieces are inevitable and are part of their uniqueness.

Philippe’s preferred metal finish aims at keeping a natural look and at saving the texture of the wrought metal. To care for these pieces it is usually best to keep them out of wet areas or humidity. Upon request a specific treatment or material may be used to allow the piece to be used in salty or wet environments.

Philippe also does restoration work on many different metals such as cast iron, brass, bronze or copper.


Only the Best

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Plaited works

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Fire implements

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Chandeliers/candle holders

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Hours of Operation

By appointment

tel: 0409 922 979

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!