Martial Arts Sign for the Dorchester Agoge, Crafting Timeless Strength

Martial Arts Sign for the Dorchester Agoge, Crafting Timeless Strength

At our workshop, we take pride in creating unique and enduring pieces that tell a story. Our latest project was no exception. We had the privilege of crafting a custom metal sign for Luke Mannion, Dorchester Agoge Martial Arts. This sign is not just a marker; it's a symbol of strength, tradition, and the timeless art of martial training.

The Journey of Creation

The process began with a call from Luke Mannion. He approached us with a request for a sign that would reflect the spirit and ethos of his dojo – a place where discipline, strength, and respect are cultivated. The idea was to create something that was both rugged and elegant, a piece that would stand the test of time much like the martial arts traditions themselves.

dorchester signs - rusty metal

The Laser Cut Design

We worked closely with Luke to ensure his sign was laser-cut to perfection. The precision of laser cutting ensured that every detail of the sign was immaculate, from the sharp edges to the intricate details of the dojo's name and logo.

metal laser cutting - rusty metal art

Embracing Rust as Art

Once the design was finalised and cut, we embraced a unique process to give the sign its character. Over the course of a few weeks, we allowed the metal to naturally rust. This controlled rusting process transformed the pristine metal into a piece with rich, earthy tones and a rugged texture, embodying the timeless and resilient spirit of martial arts. The rust not only adds aesthetic value but also tells a story of transformation and endurance.

rusty metal martial arts sign dorchester agoge


Last weekend, we had the pleasure of delivering the finished sign to Luke Mannion, Dorchester Agoge Martial Arts. The rustic, weathered look of the sign perfectly complements the dojo’s atmosphere, blending seamlessly with its surroundings while standing out as a striking feature.

A Happy Client

The best part of any project is seeing a happy client! Luke was thrilled with the result and wasted no time in installing the sign. He shared a picture with us, showing the sign proudly displayed at the entrance of his dojo. The sign now serves as a beacon for students and visitors, symbolising the strength, dedication, and honor that define Luke Mannion, Dorchester Agoge Martial Arts.

Crafting More Than Just Signs!

Stay tuned for more stories from our workshop, where every piece has a story to tell and a legacy to leave.