Bladesmithing finds a home in the Eastern Townships

By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


Bladesmithing might not seem like a profession that fits the mold in 2020, but for some people in the Eastern Townships it’s a way of life.
Crafting a blade can be time consuming. It requires patience and precision, and, according to master bladesmith Christoph Deringer, it’s a niche market that won’t be going away anytime soon.
“There’s a romantic connection to the past in many ways and most of my customers are looking for something unique that absolutely nobody else has,” he said.
Deringer has been a bladesmith for over 30 years. He completed a two-week course in Arkansas in 1991, but he started molding and creating knives as early as 1987. He used to practice in a workshop on his childhood farm.


See the full story in the August 18 edition of The Record

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