Arctic Fire 2013: Artifacts from the Present
The second annual Arctic Fire swordsmithing invitational was held in Anchorage, Alaska on May 28-31. Like last year, the event featured some of the world’s finest swordsmiths in a four day, live webcast event. Many of last year’s attendees returned, and we are were pleased to welcome two incredible smiths for the first time to Arctic Fire, Owen Bush of the UK, and Petr Florianek from the Czech Republic.
Unlike last year, however, this year’s event did not feature individual smiths presenting different elements of crafting a sword. This year’s event was a live broadcast of all seven smiths collaborating together to produce an artifact quality blade. From the smelting of the steel, to the forging of the blade, to the final fit and polish of the hilt, viewers got an “over-the-shoulder” view as these remarkable artists produced a truly unique blade.
And . . . someone who watched the broadcast or the DVD will get the sword! The sword cannot be purchased. It won’t be given away by random drawing. It was taken from Alaska and hidden someplace in the world. All you have to do to win the sword is to be the first to solve a two-part riddle: What is the name of the blade, and where is it buried?
The winner will be given roundtrip airfare and accommodations to fly to the sword’s hidden location, and unearth it from its hiding place.
Arctic Fire is a a broadcast hosted, filmed, and distributed by Fiery Beards Productions LLC: