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Season 6, Episode 21.
At the age of 20, I became one of the youngest professional blacksmiths to compete on The History Channel's blacksmithing competition, Forged in Fire.

I was presented with the opportunity to be on The History Channel's Forged In Fire. In my episode, we were tasked with replicating a knife carried by NASA astronauts.


They had to be light-weight, versatile, and tough. This challenge was right up my alley. As one who specializes in custom work, I was confident in making a blade to the exact specifications given and had no trouble doing so.

I was lucky enough to make it into the third round, where we were asked to make a spiked mace. I had never done anything like that before.


It was a fun challenge to make it in only the 35 hours given. Some of the biggest challenges were using my stick welder, not the easiest form of welding, and having a working torch. My torch did not work the way it should have, and I had to get creative with things that need controlled heat.


After many hard, long hours I was finally able to have a piece I was proud of and felt like it was worthy of winning.


Watch the episode to find out how it ended, and let me know what you thought of it!

Astronaut Knife

Astronaut Knife

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