Monday, May 17, 2010

The Mustad Nail

Shayne went to Stoneleigh UK for the Mustad Champion of Champions last week.

All of the World Champion Blacksmiths were in attendance except Bill Poor his mother was seriously injured in an accident. It was a quick contest, lasting for only two classes. They made a roadster of course and the live shoeing. The premise was, as if in a Highlander movie

"There Can Only Be One"

The winner would receive 5000 pounds to the charity of their choice.
Shayne selected Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
It is a scholarship fund designed for fallen soldiers children.

What an event to see the likes of Dave Duckett, Bob Marshall, Grant Moon , Billy Crothers, Craig Trnka and the like all together.

Each of the contestants were suppose to bring an auction item.
Earlier in the day, Shayne approached Justo Delblanco and told him he wanted to start a nail business and asked him if he could give him any recommendations.
Shayne said he gave him "a roll your eyes-oh no another company to buy-out look"
Then he took his sample out of his pocket...

Needless to say, he bought the Damascus nail at the auction.
It brought a whopping 1500 pounds (can't find the pound symbol on the keyboard). That would be approx $2500.
The money from the auction also went to the charities of the competitors.
Since There Was Only One
Every one else placed second
Paul Robinson (Ireland) won and Shayne said it was rightly deserved.
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1 comment:

  1. i've been wanting to hear of his trip. this is great! small wonder that nail was snapped up - and at a steal.. (steel ;))(damascus steel!!)