Blacksmithing as a Second Life

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 knife molded from a discarded railroad spike. Aram transforms his spikes just as his own life was transformed years ago: Through hammer and anvil. — Produced by Miles Yim