Templin Historical Museum

Bonke’s Blacksmith Shop

Bonke's Blacksmith Shop at the Templin Historical Museum

Benjamin Bonke established his blacksmithy at nearby Coulson in the 1880’s. His son Angus continued its operation until the 1950s. Angus was a wood-crafter of great renown and often used the forge to create specific tools for his wood carvings.

Original forge and anvil plus other portable forges


Tools and honing tones

Horse brands and branding boards