Blacksmith Boldwin

Health 950 160
155 293
155 Bleeding 100
155 Poison 200
155 Plague 200
Location The Nexus
Drops 1860 Souls
Hands of God

Blacksmith Boldwin is an NPC and merchant in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls RemakeNPCs are the various characters that are encountered by the player throughout their journey. NPCs provide information, others are quest givers, while some are categorized as Merchants and/or Blacksmiths whom you can trade with or request for certain services.


He is the first blacksmith encountered by the player. He will be the only source of weapon and armor repairs until the player reaches Blacksmith Ed.

He sells items that will help the player early on; however, he's outmatched by vendors found later. As with all merchants, he sells his wares in exchange for souls.


Blacksmith Boldwin Information

  • He can help you upgrade weapons with HardstoneSharpstone and etc.
  • He can also repair any damaged equipment in exchange for souls.
  • When killed, he will drop Hands of God.


Blacksmith Boldwin Location: Where to Find Blacksmith Boldwin


Merchant's Inventory

Item Name Item Type Purchase Value
Crescent Moon Grass Consumable 150 Souls
Fresh Spice Consumable 350 Souls
Ed's Grindstone Consumable 2,000 Souls
Dagger Weapon 700 Souls
Short Sword Weapon 1,000 Souls
Battle Axe Weapon 1,500 Souls
Heater Shield Shield 2,000 Souls
Arrow Ammunition 20 Souls
Bolt Ammunition 30 Souls



Blacksmith Boldwin Dialogue

First arrival to Nexus

  • Hm? You new here? Are you here for my services?
    The Names Boldwin… Just an ordinary blacksmith.
    It's simple. Just bring me all the souls you can.
    In trade, I'll give you weapons. Or forge ones you already have.
    With your souls, I can eke out a living, and with my weapons, you can go on living.
    Not a bad deal, eh?
  • Perhaps you've already heard, but there's another blacksmith at the enterance of Stonefang mine.
    He's an eccentric old man, but he knows his trade well.
    He's the only sane one left in a town of soul-starved men.
  • If you do meet him… Yeah… well, forget it, that stubborn old n'er do well will just ignore you.
    There aren't enough blacksmiths in this temple to handle all the work.
    Only certain ores can be used to forge weapons, but you'll just have to make do.
    And be thankful that I'm still of good health.

After finishing Stonefang Tunnel (after talking to Blacksmith Ed)

  • Well' old Ed's still up to his old strange ways, is he?
    Hah hah, even the Demons don't know what to do with him, hmm?
    Gawd, my sides ache! Hah hah hah hah…
  • Back in my younger years, I had the strength of an ox.
    The miners would always ask me to clear out the bearbugs, which I pummelled with my bare hands!
    But even I couldn't beat 'em. So I lobbed them into the lava pits!
    Gah hah hah hah hah!
  • I'm pretty strong myself, but even I don't compare to old Ed.
    The man's a beast, I tell you! The man must eat dragon tails and wishing stones.
    If you heed my advice, you'll avoid crossing him.
    I reckon he'd prove a lot more trouble than most Demons!
    Gah hah hah hah hah!
  • Deep inside Stonefang mine is an ancient dragon burial ground.
    The bones of the dragons exude ore.




  • Oh, good day to you.
    I can forge weapons for you, for a fair price.


Greeting (with less than 1000 souls)

  • It's simple. Just bring me all the souls you can.
    In trade, I'll give you weapons. Or forge ones you already have.
    With your souls, I can eke out a living, and with my weapons, you can go on living.
    Not a bad deal, eh?


When leaving

  • Do come back alive. I need your business.


When leaving without doing business

  • No interest, eh?
    I can tell you're not going to last long here…


When leaving abruptly and returning

  • What's the hurry? Where're you off to?
    Haven't ye any manners?
  • I'll excuse the rudeness, but only this once.
    You're lucky that it's me and not one of the other barbaric louts.


When attacked

  • What in blazes do you think you're doing?!
    Have you lost your wretched senses?
    I am Boldwin, and I am not going down without a fight!



Blacksmith Boldwin Notes, Tips, and Trivia

  • Voiced by: Mike Carter



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    • Anonymous

      "Mom, can I get a cool grizzled blacksmith to forge legendary magical weapons?"

      "No, we already have a blacksmith at home."

      The blacksmith at home:

      • Anonymous

        This guy is unsettling because he acts a lot more "natural" than most Fromsoft NPCs.

        If you leave mid conversation he gets angry, and rips you for it again when you come back. In the other games the dialogue would have just reset.

        • Anonymous

          Found an interesting bug today on the PS5 version (most recent update): it seems that if you go to Boldwin for equipment repairs and have the EXACT amount of souls required to "repair all" of your gear, no more, no less, you will get the "Insufficient Souls" message instead of the expected repairs. Idk what makes this happen or if it applies to Ed as well, but I've tried everything I can think of to remedy it and in the end, the only thing that fixed it was increasing the amount of souls on hand so that I no longer had the exact amount required. Weird...

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