I felt one of the most traditional things our family could do was participate in forging some metal in Ireland. My son has had an obsession with pounding metal since he was 3. We contacted Patrick at 9 Irons and had an unbelievable experience. We were able to forge all sorts of items including a 9 Irons amulet. Patrick is a natural teacher of children, absolutely fantastic and so kind! We each participated in creating wonderful memories to take home. Along the way we learned about Patrick, his love of blacksmithing and Ireland. In the end we were very happy with the craftsmanship Patrick taught our son and the time he took to show him how to create beauty from iron.