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    The Blacksmith post

    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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    a nice sign of a shop.

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    Uganda smith selling his wares.

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    just a nice shot

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    smith Kashger,China

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    get your dagger and scabbard

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    Charsu Bazaar ,Uzbekistan knife maker.

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    States shop

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    C.PLATTS AND SONS Drop hammer.

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    Pakistan on the border.
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    AND if you came this far the pie is ready.

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    and don't forget your fork (1550-1600) France
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    wow those butcher (?) knives behind the Iranian guy looks cool (Uzbekistan)

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    AND if you came this far the pie is ready.

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

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    cool pics!

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