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Farriers Face Test Of Skills On Forged In Fire

Vacaville, Calif., farrier Kirk Adkins rose to the top in the History Channel’s popular smithing series Forged in Fire in the first round and had a chance to compete again for the grand prize of $50,000 according to The Reporter. The episode announcing the official winner has yet to be aired.
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England Creeps Past Scotland To Win At Stoneleigh

American Chad Lawson captures individual apprentice victory
England edged Scotland by four points to capture the International Team Championship at the 39th annual British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) Farrier Focus this past weekend in Stoneleigh Park, United Kingdom.
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Skill And Practicality Meet For Concave Challenge

For this year’s Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise, this concave shoe with clips and stud holes will test you with plenty of elements

A frequent criticism of contest shoes is that they often lack practical use in everyday shoeing. Although I will argue that the lessons learned in making any shoe are transferable to your work, this criticism remains.


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2020 Summit Mail-In Forging Competition

The 2020 Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise will earn a winner a buckle and all participants a T-shirt
Now in its fifth year, the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise has a new challenge for this go around.
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Tool Prep Makes Your Job Easier

Investing just a few minutes to maintain your forging tools will save you time and frustration at the anvil
Tools are manufactured to make a job easier. Yet, when tools aren’t properly maintained, efficiency and performance can suffer. Investing a little time to keep your tools tuned up will go a long way toward helping you at work or while competing.
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