Alex Ruiz is a part-time blacksmith and bladesmith from San Antonio, TX. Driven by a love of history and a background in archaeology, he picked up blacksmithing as a hobby in order to connect with old world methods of craftsmanship. In 2018 he competed on the television show Forged in Fire on the History Channel and came home with the title of Forged in Fire Champion (Season 5 Episode 13).
He is a member of Balcones Forge Central Texas Blacksmiths, holds a Lonestar Member rank in the Texas Knifemakers Guild, and is a member of the American Bladesmith Society.
This video is a useful addition to Alex’s first video Blacksmithing for Beginners. In this video, Alex takes the skills taught in the first video, and he forges and finishes a blacksmith’s knife.
Total Run Time: 1 hour 18 minutes.