"Oh shit! Whitey made an Axe!" A line I heard as I was doing a demonstration at a club hosting a halloween party in downtown Denver in 2012. Even though I have an anvil and a forge the concept of what I was doing was not going to be understood well with a generation full if iPads, reality tv and an unattached persona of their surroundings. So I decided to make a huge axe to help get the point across of what I do. Being that I did not have the time to forge a traditional Viking one, I modified a pick axe and exaggerated its characteristics. It went over well and even did a ticket drawing to give it away. It was an interesting, long and cold night. Glad I did it and have that experience. You can read more about it at rorymay.com #blacksmith #badass #widowmaker

Colorado Artist Blacksmith - Dragon Forge LTD