Monday, March 22, 2010

The Waccamaw

Scott was the blacksmith at the Lake Waccamaw Southern Heritage Days festival this weekend. He knocked out a few hooks, decorative leaves, a fire poker and a door handle on Saturday, but by Sunday he was done with Blacksmithing 101 and was ready to show off his bladesmithing skills. Scott found an old file a few days prior to the show and decided he'd try making a tribal style knife out of it. No power tools were used - just a coal fired forge (circa 1800's), a hammer and a variety of files. Scott's dad dubbed the knife "The Waccamaw".

Even the festival farrier and bullwhip master were entranced with the knifemaking.

We had a great time and plan to do it again next year!

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