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Vale farrier now trying his hand at knives

Rick Padgett, a certified farrier based in Vale, shapes a hot, glowing piece of metal on an anvil to make a horseshoe. Padgett has been shoeing horses for nearly 30 years and recently began making knives. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

 VALE – On a snowy winter day, Rick Padgett pounds his hammer hard, casting sparks as he slowly beats a glowing metal block over an anvil . . .

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