Blacksmithing is alive and well in Kentucky

In this article, the author discusses the revival of blacksmithing in America, highlighting the work of Craig Kaviar, a prominent blacksmith based in Louisville, Kentucky. Kaviar specializes in creating “functional art,” such as handrails with unique designs and intricate details. His work has gained attention both nationally and globally, with appearances on TV shows and at the World’s Fair in Japan. Kaviar also collaborates with Guns to Gardens, repurposing surrendered guns into garden tools. According to Kaviar, the craft of blacksmithing is growing in popularity in Louisville, and he plans to continue working for as long as his body allows.

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