One 21-year-old in Grunthal is learning the art and craft of being a blacksmith.

Tracy Friesen says he started six years ago by using the home fireplace and has since upgraded to building himself a shop with a forge, anvil, and lots of metal to work with. Friesen notes he became interested in metal crafting after watching fantasy or medieval movies such as Lord of the Rings and fascinating about creating swords or suits of armour.

He says he has read a few articles and watched videos online, but the hands-on trial and error learning has helped him the most in growing his skill as a blacksmith.

 

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