Luke DiBerardinis is a restoration contractor specializing in reproduction hardware. He was born in an 18th century mill house and forged his first thumb latch in 7th grade metal shop. Blacksmithing has been his passion ever since. He has forged hardware for numerous different architects, contractors, museums, historic sites and private homeowners across the country. Luke has studied with Michael McCarthy and Paul Spaulding from the Cooperstown Farmers Museum and has worked for years under master smith James Kieffer, house hardware specialist.