THAK Ironworks is one of the few suppliers of smithing coal in Canada. This coal comes from Virginia and is in my experience the best forging coal in North America.
Our bituminous coal is sold in 70 lb bags and is available through us direct or from your local Home Hardware store.
We provide bulk discounts on orders as follows:
1-14 Bags of 70lb coal = $45/Bag
15-29 Bags of 70lb coal = $36/Bag
30+ Bags of 70lb coal = $30/Bag
Unless you are picking up your order, we will follow up with a custom shipping quote which will be in addition to the coal purchase you make here. If you are looking for larger quantities of coal, it is probably better to buy through us directly.
Coal Shipping Information
* 5 Bag minimum coal order required for shipping. Any order less than 5 bags should be picked up at our location because shipping will likely exceed the value of the coal.
Our shipping company is fairly reasonable but will charge a service fee of $37.00 to deliver to a residence as opposed to a business. It will also charge a $70.00 fee if you need tailgate delivery. That means having the skid of coal lowered to the ground via the trucks tailgate.
If your coal can be delivered to a “real” business with a sign, the residential fee does not apply. If your coal can be removed from the truck with a forklift, loading dock, or “hand bombed” by you and not the driver then the tailgate fee does not apply. Shipping quotes are available for any place in Canada, however if you are off main shipping lines, expect extra shipping charges.
Sample Shipping fees to business destinations that could unload directly off the truck:
30 Bags/2150lbs/48’x48’x 50″ h – Bagged and Shipped from Thak Ironworks
- Destination Montreal: $245
- Destination Edmonton: $662
We will follow up with a shipping quote for purchasers who are also welcome to arrange for their own delivery should they want.
This coal is bituminous not anthracite. Types of anthracite are sometimes called stove or furnace coal and as the name implies suitable for home heating. Blacksmithing coal is much different in structure and not suitable in a wood stove.
Ordering through Home Hardware: Our coal is available through any Home Hardware in Canada. Having said that it is the discretion of each individual store as to whether or not it is a worthwhile service to offer. Most stores are eager to provide their customers with this unique if somewhat obscure product. In fact most store owners find the concept very quaint. Prices across Canada depend on the location and how far off the beaten track your local store is.
If you want to order smithing coal through your local Home Hardware, then please follow this procedure exactly:
Go to your local Home Hardware and ask for the person in charge of purchasing.
Ask them to contact:
Todd Cressman’s Agricultural Dept. at head office in St. Jacobs, ON
They will be able to advise about price and timing.
Home Hardware is a massive operation and smithing coal is a very obscure and minuscule portion of their business. Save yourself wasted time by having your Home Hardware rep call Todd’s Dept. Directly.