Sara Dahmen

Sara Dahmen

House Copper & Cookware
Author and Researcher

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Member Since:
February 2018
Last online:
3 days ago
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About Sara

Well, smoke. There's no occupation for propmaker or metalsmith. So I'll say it here!
As the only female coppersmith in America, I'm uniquely placed to recreate (ie, build from scratch using the original tools) wares from the 1700's through the 1800's, research, and consult on period projects. I'm the apprentice to the smith who created all the wares for The Revenant, The Missing and other documentaries, and am listed as a historical consultant with Stagecoach. The author thing? That's the other day job.
I noticed everyone fills in their stats. WHY!? I am in a metalshop every day. Most of the time my face is covered in grime. Whether I'm 6' or 5', all that does is determine how high I put the tinner stake. I swing hammers and use power tools all week, so I'm built like a wrestler.

Unique traits: Try #femalecoppersmith and you'll probably only find me. Figure out what that means. I can build you historical cookware from scratch, correct and era-appropriate, plus offer historical accuracy, consulting (and if I don't know, I know about 30 super old smith guys who do) and all-around research.


  • Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

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