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Features and Benefits


A quality shop apron starts with quality leather! At Forge-Aprons, we build our aprons with a mid-weight 5-6 oz, top-grain leather which includes the tough, outer epidermis. We use oil tanned leather that has been tumbled to make it supple. That means it is comfortable to wear right out of the box. Our standard color is a dark chocolate brown with pull-up distressing but, we offer other choices as well. See Customize

leather thick as a nickle
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Our aprons come standard with an X-Strap system that places the apron weight on the shoulders, not the neck. It is fully adjustable and removable. We send straps based on T-shirt size so our stock apron will fit size Small to 7X Tall. We also offer an optional Y-Strap system that places the apron weight on the hips. Both systems include our unique shoulder epauletts that prevent the straps from digging into your shoulders. 

Back Strap System
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We utilize black Kevlar thread which has many advantageous properties.

  • Kevlar thread does not melt, it decomposes at around 800 F whereas Nylon and Polyester melt at 400 degrees.

  • Kevlar has almost twice  the tensile strength.

  • Kevlar thread has little to no stretch, which helps hold a seam tight.

Though it costs three times as much, Kevlar is the only choice for Forge-Aprons.

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Our hardware  has been chosen for its durability, convenience and style. Our unique stainless steel flame buckles definitely add style!  As an option, we offer hand-forged buckles. 

Our quick release snaps make getting in and out of a FORGE-APRON a snap! The strap system is fully adjustable and removeable - perfect for a blacksmiths arsenal of personal protection equipment.

Forge Aprons buckles snaps hardware
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Diamond Logo Pocket

Our unique diamond shaped pocket provides 3 openings at the top. Its an ideal place to keep items like grease pencils, calipers and glasses handy. The pocket is made of veg tan leather which provides contrast  to our laser burned logo. It does patina with age. Optionally, it can be monogrammed or the anvil image replaced with your own image. If desired, you can replace the diamond logo with another pocket style or leave it off if you like 

Forge Aprons logo on Lap Apron
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While inconspicuously appearing to be designed for holding soap stones, Forge Aprons logo pocket is secretly infused with super-powers that shield you from hot slag & stray projectiles. A Flying Spark Deflection Booster lies within the leather's smooth surface to combine with the leather's natural flame resistance. This ensures the only thing on fire, is the forge.  Meanwhile, the leather's amazing strength and elasticity resists damage to the wearer. All the while working hard to keep you looking good by fending off the filth and grime that's rampant in the shop!  Forge Aprons, for the Super-Hero in you.

Forge Aprons logo pocket in use
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At Forge-Aprons, we build aprons that fit you and your needs! To do that, we offer over 30 options that will transform a stock apron into exactly what you need. Choose from multiple pocket options, leg splits, leg straps, tool loops, wear strips and protective padding

We even offer a variety of leather options, some for practical puposes and some for personal preference. You can even get an apron with-out pockets. 

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We like having fun here at Forge-Aprons. We also love making protective leather aprons. If for any reason, you are not happy with your apron, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Just call us to arrange for a repair replacement, or refund.

Your order includes an instructional "Apron Care and Fit" sheet. There's also a special gift - sort of like the prize in the bottom of a super-sugary cereal box! Sweet!!

But that's not all. We include a token story that has a reminder about the fringe benefits of blacksmiths. Hint, hint! Let's just say, it's a story worth sharing.

April Witzke the face and hands of Forge Aprons wearing Women's Cut apron
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Made in USA

Forge-Aprons are proudly built in the USA. Our leather and supplies are purchased  from US companies though they may source abroad. 


Forge-Aprons was founded in 2015 and is operated by April Witzke, the wife of a professional blacksmith. The base location is Kanab, UT.  But, thanks to a 43' fifth wheel trailer with a garage, Forge Aprons is mobile, traveling to blacksmith events and just enjoying the good ol' USA.

Read Our Story to learn more about us.  

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Please contact us prior to placing your order to get the promo code.

  • In recognition and appreciation of the sacrifice they make, we offer a 10% discount to both active and veteran military personnel. 

  • Members of the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America are eligible for a 10% discount in appreciation of all that they do to keep the art of blacksmithing alive.

  • Quantity order discounts are available. Please call.

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