Blacksmithing as a Second Life

Aram Nigoghosian at work. Photo by Miles Yim

So much of blacksmithing is transformation. A tool that served one purpose can be shaped for another. At Adam’s Forge, Aram Nigoghosian understands how to move metal, to pound new definitions into an old idea. Take his signature piece, a pristine knifemolded from a discarded railroad spike. Aram transforms his spikesjust as his own life was transformed years ago: Through hammer and anvil.

--Produced by Miles Yim