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steeley
05-02-2012, 02:55 AM
This will be old and new smith's, mostly i just liked the photo's .

Blacksmithing is indeed becoming a lost art. but in their time the village could hardly function without one. Today, however, it is different. Most of the work Fred does is making and shaping horseshoes, making his self-designed black walnut crackers, sharpening picks and hoes, welding and general repair work of metal farm tools. He is always busy and has more work than he can do, but his importance as an indispensable man is gone as well as the glamor of the village smithy as immortalized by Longfellow.

Fred comes from a long line of blacksmiths. His father was a smith and his grandfather before that. He probably knows as much about blacksmithing as any man in the country, as he has been practicing it continually for over sixty years. At the age of eighty-one Fred has no intention of retiring--yet. He often tells his loafers that he is going to keep blacksmithing until he is a hundred years old, then go to farming for a year. If he doesn't like farming, he will come back to the shop


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Tom Joyce artist .

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steeley
05-02-2012, 02:58 AM
a nice sign of a shop.

http://limepic.com/img/NMu6.jpg

Uganda smith selling his wares.

http://limepic.com/img/2UBRH.jpg

steeley
05-02-2012, 03:02 AM
just a nice shot

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smith Kashger,China

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steeley
05-02-2012, 03:09 AM
get your dagger and scabbard

http://limepic.com/img/QY89q.jpg

Charsu Bazaar ,Uzbekistan knife maker.

http://limepic.com/img/1OjTM.jpg

steeley
05-02-2012, 03:13 AM
States shop

http://limepic.com/img/JAIB.jpg

C.PLATTS AND SONS Drop hammer.

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steeley
05-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Pakistan on the border.
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steeley
05-02-2012, 03:24 AM
http://limepic.com/img/aDkIg.jpg

AND if you came this far the pie is ready.

http://limepic.com/img/NdQX.jpg

and don't forget your fork (1550-1600) France
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Crothcipt
05-02-2012, 03:36 AM
wow those butcher (?) knives behind the Iranian guy looks cool (Uzbekistan)

Eamon Burke
05-02-2012, 11:17 AM
AND if you came this far the pie is ready.

http://limepic.com/img/NdQX.jpg


So. Where do I sign up to be a blacksmith?

JMJones
05-02-2012, 12:47 PM
cool pics!

steeley
05-03-2012, 01:17 AM
A few more .
first one a better view of Tom Joyce shop.

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A portable forge.
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steeley
05-03-2012, 01:21 AM
This i really like this J. Carver 1910 Stockton,CA look at all that he offers a man of many talent's and his knife's are great too.

http://limepic.com/img/JvUHE.jpg