How a huge Child became a Giant Bladesmith
Nick Anger (pronounced ‘On-Jay) is my favorite bladesmith. His construction, composition and contrast is backed up by strong philosophic understanding of what he is doing and what he wants to do. His technical understanding is so engrained, that he transcends the execution of the build and allows himself the ability to be spontaneous like a sculptor. Letting the raw materials dictate the final form makes him the shepherd as he guides his sheep to the pasture of victory.
An exclusive conversation with Nick who was a child seeking belonging in Vermont, spent years working in Mental Health as well as a blacksmith, fabricator and a baker ‘heat treating wheat’. I’ve been working to get him for a long time and i’m thrilled it worked out.
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