COMING SPRING 2020
The Holmes County Flea Market will be home to the Holmes County Forge beginning in the Spring of 2020. Forge Visitors will be able to experience of watching an old world craft first hand. Twice a month the Forge will offer knife making and black-smithing demonstrations.
Blade-smithing is an old art form that has been returning to popularity with the television show Forged in Fire. Hand producing a knife is a sight to see. The detail that goes into each step is what makes it so unique and hands on. The Smith starts with raw steel and forms a rough shape with only fire, an anvil and a hammer. From there, the blade profile is refined and the blade bevels are brought to life on a belt grinder. The next step is the quench where the knife gets hardened. Finishing varies according to application and can be a painstaking process.
From beginning to end, knife-making will be taking place right here at Holmes County Flea Market! Look for Forge demonstrations and details on Facebook as we prepare to share this amazing craft with you right here in Ohio’s Amish Country!