Thomas of Mountain Freehold

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Lord Thomas of Mountain Freehold cooking at the Closing of the Inne at Coldwood, Fall 2019
Resides: Shire of Mountain Freehold
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent


The Honorable Lord Thomas of Mountain Freehold (officially Tómas Hamarsson) is a blacksmith, mead-maker and Underforester in the Shire. As well as being active in the Freehold for a decade (including as a once and future officer), he is also a member of the EK Blacksmiths Guild, the EK Brewers Guild, and the EK Royal Foresters Guild. Besides all of the above, he also enjoys chainmaille-making, historical cooking, and dabbling in leatherworking, woodworking, and heavy list.


Thomas is a 10th-century (Viking Era) blacksmith from Birka, Sweden. He is married to The Honorable Lady Guðrún Sveinsdóttir. She was introduced to him by her brother Bjorn, who just happened to be Thomas' apprentice in the blacksmithing trade. After Bjorn was old enough to take over the blacksmith's forge, Thomas and Guðrún were free to travel, and found themselves in the Knowne Worlde, where they settled in the Freehold.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal of Mountain Freehold, 1/1/17 to 12/31/18
  • Seneschal of Mountain Freehold, 1/1/21 to 12/31/22
  • Seneschal of Mountain Freehold, 1/1/23 to 12/31/24


  • Award of Arms, Panteria, May 2017
  • Order of the Silver Wheel, Ethereal Court, June 13th 2021
  • Order of the Silver Crescent, EK Twelfth Night, Jan. 7th 2023

Event Staff

  • Co-autocrat, Feast of Fools, April 2017
  • Clean-up Coordinator, Panteria, May 2019
  • Clean-up Coordinator, Panteria, May 2022
  • Clean-up Coordinator, Panteria, May 2023



Metalwork hook varieties and fire poker Torc, commissioned (Sept. 2016). Candlesticks, rune pendants, and key rings (2017?) Thomas making a dragon's head at VTRF (2018). Leaf key ring, commissioned (2018). Sword Crossguard, commissioned (May 2018). Thomas' reproduction of a 14-15th century iron lighter for a large gun or hand cannon. The end of the iron rod was heated and touched to the black powder, causing the gun to fire. Commissioned piece (2019). Detail showing how the lighter was used. Penannular Cloak Pin (pre-2020). Thomas was commissioned to make a ritual knife with a leaf on the handle. Anglo-Saxon style blade and folded metal handle, leaf addition as requested (2020). Spiral Wall Hook (Nov. 2022) Maunche Medallion wax carving (in process) for metal-casting (Jan. 2023). Finished Maunche medallion for THL Christoff of Swampkeep - A Blacksmiths' Guild collaboration with Lord Tanuki of the Aielmen, who did the casting and finishing (Jan. 2023)


Byzantine chainmaille necklace (2010) Dragonscale belt (2011)


Leather sanitizer holster, front side (Jan. 2023) Leather sanitizer holster, back lacing (Jan. 2023)


  • Name of Publication, Other info, mm/dd/yyyy
  • List in Chronological order, oldest to newest

Classes Taught

  • Mead-Making 101, Freehold Birthday Bash, Fall 2017?
  • Chainmaille 101, Freehold A&S monthly gathering, 2018?
  • Youth Blacksmithing 101, Mimir's Well, March 2019
  • Making Camp Lamps (youth class), Mimir's Well, March 2020
  • Intro to Blacksmithing - Practicum (spontaneous class/tutoring), Panteria, May 2022

In Case of Court

Please contact The Honorable Lady Guðrún Sveinsdóttir (Rosie of Mountain Freehold). My pronouns are he/his. I am open to either in-person or online/virtual awards.

Scroll information for scribes: Anything that has to do with my persona or my bio above is welcome. Potential elements could be related to metalwork or brewing, especially mead. English or Norse runes work best for my persona, but if the scroll style needs a different script, that's fine too. There are many beautiful scroll styles out there, including non-traditional formats (such as stone or wood-carving, stained glass, etc.), so I don't want any of the above to be limitations. I leave it up to the artist's discretion. Thank you for all that you do!


Thomas, Shire of Mtn Freehold Birthday Bash (2016) Lord Thomas receiving AoA, Panteria (2017) Thomas teaching blacksmithing at VTRF (2017) Thomas Demo Blacksmithing at VTRF (2018) Thomas Demo Blacksmithing at VTRF (2019) Rosie & Tom, Pennsic XLVIII (2019) Thomas Cooking, Closing of the Inne at Coldwood (2019) Shetland Night Demo, Feb. 2020 Tom & Rosie, Spring Equinox Hike 2021 Thomas Receives his Silver Wheel, 2021 Thomas Blacksmithing at Panteria Thomas Teaching Blacksmithing to Teens at Panteria XXV Thomas and Rosie, local hike Oct. 23, 2022 Lord Thomas of Mountain Freehold making mulled cider over a firepit he made, at Freehold/Panthervale Yule on Dec. 10, 2022.

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