In 2008, blacksmith Shawn Johnston collaborated with veteran smithy D.J. Stull to establish Winthrop Iron Works within the walls of Western Image on Winthrop’s main street. Two years later, the Iron Horse brand emerged. D.J. has since retired, and Shawn has passed away, but Carlton blacksmith Dan Russell carries on the tradition.
In 2020, we celebrate 10 years of bringing hand-forged iron and top-quality brands like Stetson, Filson, Outback Trading Company, Tilley, and Minnetonka Mocassins to the Methow.