Metalsmithing | Digital Traditions

Metalsmithing involves shaping metal with a hammer (forging) to create items like tools, kitchenware, jewelery, weapons, etc.

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Bobby Branton Photos | Digital Traditions
Bobby Branton Photos | Digital Traditions

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For over twenty years, Bobby Branton has honed a skill that is still practiced by very few people across the United States. He is a bladesmith who hand-forges blades for knives in the traditional way...
Digital Traditions - Artists
Digital Traditions - Artists

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Ahrens, Pat All Male Chorus of Blacksburg Arnold, Mac Ayers, Sara Basket, Nancy Baylor, Amos Bellow, Roger Bennett, Mary Jane Benson, JD Blackwell, Richard Boggs, Horatio Manning Bollack, James Booker...
George Herron Photos | Digital Traditions
George Herron Photos | Digital Traditions

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According to Art Carter of The Sporting Craftsmen, George Herron was widely regarded as the “Grandaddy of South Carolina knifemakers.” Herron certainly maintained his place as one of the standard...
Phillip Simmons Photos | Digital Traditions
Phillip Simmons Photos | Digital Traditions

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Philip Simmons exemplified the Charleston blacksmithing tradition as a master craftsman, passing his knowledge and skills to several generations of apprentices. His specialty was creating decorative...