May 20, 2021

Eggs 208: Bringing time-honored crafts to the masses through television with J. Neilson

Hey there and welcome back to another exciting episode of Eggs! This week we have American Bladesmith Society Mastersmith and judge from the wildly popular History Channel show Forged in Fire, J. Neilson. J. has been making blades for more than a quarter of a century from his “shop in the woods” in the endless mountains of Pennsylvania, and turned his passion for knife making into the opportunity of a lifetime when the History Channel came knocking. Known as the Judge who dramatically tests the durability of contestants blades during the show, his segment is one of the most entertaining aspects of the show.

Here to talk about the life and times of a bladesmith, the experience of bringing time-honored crafts to the masses through television, and what the future holds for him — and the upcoming season of Forged in Fire, please welcome to the show, J. Neilson.


J. Neilson
Master bladesmith and judge on History Channel's Forged in Fire

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Produced by: Michael Smith and Ryan Roghaar
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