What an event!
The sun was out in full force, there were jousts, live steel full armor combat, and amazing performers! We were lucky enough to have one put on a musical/comedy show for us at the booth. What he can do with two flutes…well I don’t want to spoil it for you. Come out and see it next year!
The forge was up and running the entire time. I made a collapsible signpost which was not easy, let me tell you! 5/8in steel 6ft long is tough to maneuver. The wonderful Auntie Arwen (http://www.auntiearwenspices.com) loved my signpost so much, she commissioned one for herself! I added some twists for flair and she was thrilled. Her plan is to use it to signal a location for blacksmith classes at an incredible yearly event, Pennsic! I am quite honored.
Another favorite moment I had came from an entranced little boy. He was so fascinated by what I was doing, I’m sure he’ll make a great future ‘smith. His excitement was pretty contagious, it inspired me to make him a sword. Don’t worry, it wasn’t sharp, and it was only about two inches long. He was so thrilled! I think I’m hooked on doing demos.