Time to get forging…. check out the one off best Gate cash prize £100 and the Live Forging prizes!
The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2017
All entries must be received by 18th August 2017
Judge for all classes (except C) – To be confirmed
Judge for class C – Mr Owen Bush AWCB
£5.00 entry for each class (see entry form for more detail)
A TRADITIONAL (Made by hammer and hand)
B CONTEMPORARY (Any method of construction)
C ‘DAMASCUS’ (Any method of construction, material must be maker derived.)
D INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)
E A FIGURINE – (Any method of construction)
F STUDENT/APPRENTICE CLASS – A pair of hollow bit/bow tongs to hold 20mm round. Any method of construction maybe used BUT should be primarily made using hot forging techniques.
A one off special Cash prize £100 is awarded for the Best Gate in Show (any method of construction).
The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competitions encourages and promotes the hot forging of Iron, Steel and other metals. All of the static competition entries (except Class A) may use any method of construction, BUT should primarily be designed and made using hot forging techniques. Class A is strictly a ‘by Hammer & Hand’ class, thereby encouraging ONLY the use of hot forging techniques in the design and construction of the piece.
Live forging classes:
G LIVE FORGING 100/100 COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 100 minutes ‘To reproduce from a sample supplied on the day’. Any special tools will be supplied. No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winner is awarded the Tommy Tucker perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy and £100 2nd £50 3rd £25
H LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a hook and staple’. Material supplied by organisers. Scaled photo available at http://wp.me/p4HK6q-h6 No extra cleaning up time allowed.
I LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION (Time allowing, winner takes all cash prize) – To forge on the showground in 20 minutes ‘a finished saleable item’. Competitors are to supply own materials. No Striker. No extra cleaning up time is allowed. More than one entry accepted. Finished items will be auctioned for charity either at Show or at later date. £5.00 cash fee per entry and taken on the day.
To download a schedule use this link E&O schedule 2017
To download an entry form use this link E&O Entry Form 2017