Blacksmith Ironwork, Olde-Time Gifts, and Folk Art for the modern pioneer! Oaken Moose brought Maker Faire Orlando 2017 a taste of tradition with their portable forge and store. This year they'll be kicking it up a notch with a larger inventory of their unique handcrafts along with hourly demonstrations including the forging of a Viking ax, mountain man spoon carving, and Damascus blade folding. Oaken Moose Trading was started in November of 2016 by college student Matthew Pallady, who was fascinated with the trades of old-time America and Scandinavia. His dream was to own and operate a humble business based on traditional, honest work and fair pay, with customer service as a main focus. From this idea Oaken Moose was born. Oaken Moose is proud to say that all their products are traditionally made, with modern equipment being avoided as much as possible to keep genuine quality in their one of a kind blacksmithing, woodworking, brewing, etc. Be sure to give the Oaken Moose booth a visit at Maker Faire Orlando 2018 to see their craft, chat with the crew, and find something for your own homestead!
Matt Pallady; young entrepreneur, blacksmith, woodworker, and proud owner of Oaken Moose Trading. Matt made his first blade when he was just five years of age, and fell in love with the craft. Although years went by when Matt didn’t touch a smithing hammer or wood chisel, he re-entered the game with passion and strong ambitions. Ambitions that would revive Early American and Scandinavian lifestyles/traditions.