The tally is in! Our Instagram and other social media voters were split down the middle between knife 4 and knife 5, splitting the 2 public votes.
Our three on-site judges, each with one vote, voted two for knife number 2 and 1 for knife 4, bringing us to a tie between knife 2 and 4. Given the overwhelming response from our fans, we tip to the public and declare Zach Tarbell's knife 4 the winner!
Thank you again to the hundreds of attendees who helped support our annual Holiday Show & Sale! Among many demonstrations in glass and metal crafts, our dedicated faculty and student volunteers helped get a whole new generation of kids stoked on welding! Swipe through to see a few pics of happy first time welders! Thanks @rosie_rivets_maf for your time yesterday! #welding#welders#learnwelding#rocafc#rochesterny#rochester
JUDGE THESE KNIVES..... From left to right (based on the first picture) Knife1, Knife2, Knife3, Knife4, and Knife5. Comment below with which of these options you like the best! Swipe right to see a close up of each. Visit our Facebook page to see ACTUAL testing (we cut stuff!) with each knife! We have several videos!! You have until Wednesday 12/12 at 5:00pm to cast your vote! The WINNER will be crowned on Friday (12/14). ⚡⚡⚡ Scroll down to read more about this competition...⚡⚡⚡ Knife1= Jon Kelley Knife2= Candace Martens Knife3= Dan Hertzon Knife4=Zach Tarbell Knife5= Joe Schmitz ⚡⚡⚡ We had our FIRST ever instructor bladesmith competition this past weekend at our Holiday Show & Sale. These contenders had only 6 hours to forge, fabricate, and assemble their finished knife. Actual testing was also done to test functionality and durability (visit our Facebook page for videos). Who will win?! Either way, we are stoked that each of our faculty who competed was able to finish a stellar completed knife in a ridiculous deadline! #forgedinfire#rocafc#competition#bladesmithing#knife#knives#builtnotbought#dowork#bladesmith#blacksmith#blacksmithing#rochester#rochesterny
Sloths are cool! Check out this awesome painting and glass display by artist @st.george Stop out TODAY to see Devin's work and more at our annual Holiday Show and Sale! The show is free to attend and will feature live demonstrations, hand crafted artwork and ornaments for sale. Those who attend can also expect discounts and promotions on Arc + Flame classes!