Dan Prendergast began his blacksmithing and toolmaking apprenticeship in 2004. He completed a National Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalwork and was granted his Journeyman's Certificate in 2006.
Though Dan started out his career forging wood chisels for a London toolmaker, and now makes mostly kitchen knives, his metalworking career has taken him in various other directions weird and wonderful. He has worked making piano pedal springs, bell clappers, and copper hop boilers, Martian armour for a film and swords for the BBC, art handling equipment (for the National Gallery), as well as ironwork conservation and restoration projects in various prominent locations (Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Canterbury Cathedral). He works out of an ancient forge in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.
Dan Prendergast Knives