The Wendell August Forge, established in 1923, is well known for its hand hammered metal work. Beginning in 1980, Wendell August created the unique Heirloom Series that incorporated their signature hand hammered design. The forge later introduced the Olde World Santas series in 1993, A Spirit of the Holidays series in 1994, and a Collector's Guild Exclusive series in 1996. Though the series have now ended, these beautiful sterling ornaments continue to delight collectors.