The Real Wrought Iron Company is the sole world supplier of genuine wrought iron.
We can confirm that puddled wrought iron is indeed available, rolled to any size you like, in large or small batches as needed. It is re- rolled from original genuine heavy mooring chain, and is of a quality which surpasses the needs of smiths making architectural work.
The Real Wrought Iron Company is as far as we know the sole world supplier of genuine wrought iron. We supply to blacksmiths throughout the world, for use in the restoration of historic ironwork and the construction of high quality architectural ironwork commissions.
We recycle and re-roll genuine wrought iron into various standard and bespoke sections on our traditional rolling mills.
Established over 30 years ago by Chris Topp, we believe we are the only supplier of this wonderful material nowadays, and the craftsmen working at our sister company Topp & Co. are experts in its use. We source our genuine wrought iron from all over the country and are always looking to buy genuine wrought iron. We hope this site acts as a useful guide for both the services we offer and also answer any queries you might have about wrought iron as a material.
Wrought iron is a different material to pure iron and steel and has vastly different properties.
This material is completely different to pure iron, owing to the presence within the matrix of the iron, of up to 5% of silicate slags, distributed throughout the section as fibres. It is these slag fibres which give wrought irons their unique properties, including superb weldability ( in the fire) and resistance to corrosion.
We would be very happy to expand upon the unique and superior properties of wrought iron, if you are interested. Suffice to say, that no refined modern metal can be regarded as a substitute, unless of course someone comes up with one containing the slag fibres! As regards costs, these are comparable with any small production ferrous alloy, and sit somewhere between those of stainless steels and the cheaper bronzes.
SAMPLE PACKS OF GENUINE WROUGHT IRON
To help promote the use of genuine puddled wrought iron, we are putting together 10kg sample packs and selling them at for just £40 (approx $57.US). plus shipping. This Material is unique and great to forge and fireweld so why not give it a go..
Price Guide for the various sections of wrought iron we supply
We have produced this price list to help you cost up work using genuine wrought iron.
What is Wrought Iron?
In its simplest definition "Wrought Iron" is a specific type of iron, and the traditional material of the blacksmith.
Why use Wrought Iron?
Wrought Iron is not distinguished by its looks but by its working properties and its resistance to corrosion.