Hammer-In and Knife Show Draws Large Crowd

Hammer-In and Knife Show Draws Large Crowd
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A big crowd turned out for the Central States Hammer-In and Knife Show in Columbus, Kansas.

Master smiths from around the country performed live demonstrations of different techniques for knife-making.

Hundreds of knives were also on display and for sale.

This is the first time the annual traveling event has made a stop in Kansas.

Event Organizer Phil Evans explains that many of the smiths have been preparing for this unique event for quite awhile.

“A lot of these guys have made knives for the last six months or a year getting ready for this show, and some of these guys are local that do handle material, and there’s ancient walrus ivory here, ancient woolly mammoth ivory. There’s all kinds of neat, neat items that knife makers use on their handles,” said Evans.

Some smiths in attendance were contestants on the show “Forged in Fire.”