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The Hammer Comes Down At Village Blacksmiths


Last updated 7/5/2021 at 12:37pm

Matt McGregor

Jason Brown and daughter Monique demonstrate how to bring the hammer down with power on a horseshoe.

Wield the hammer and channel your inner blacksmith at the Village Blacksmiths at 161 N. Broad St. in Brevard.

Not just a blacksmith shop, the smithy, which opened in May, provides classes in which one can encounter the pre-Industrial Revolution necessity – now turned art form – with the hands-on experience of hammering hot metal into tools, ornamental objects, hardware, and any other shape the mind and hammer can concoct together.

A sample of one of the classes reveals the process of hammering a horseshoe into a knife.

Jason Brown, the co-owner with daughter Monique and Steve Revis,...

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