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Artisan NameJack Bligh
Artisan CategoryTomahawks, axes, knives and forgings
Artisan Bio

I began blacksmithing in 1995 under the supervision of Frank, John and Hershel House; as well as Cousin Willie. I have attended the NMLRA classes, and have studied under Hershel, John and Frank Houses' instruction for 4 to 5 years of my tenure.

I enjoy blacksmithing at my home in Gainesboro, Tennessee where I also teach the art of knife making and blacksmithing. I do custom orders for blacksmithing and knives.

Blacksmith for the Museum of Appalachia, (Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program).

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Address400 Cook Lane
Gainesboro, TN 38562
United States of America
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