A new fire for iron forging
The art of forging and shaping iron is rich in tradition; the basics of blacksmithing haven’t changed in about a thousand years. New technology, new materials and mechanization have nearly caused the extinction of this once vital occupation.
But a new generation is keeping the art form from being lost completely, with students such as Emma Ferrie, 11, and Max Ferrie, 9, learning the craft from family friend Jim Newgord in Pillager.
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