The Edenbridge & Oxted Show
Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2016
All entries must be received by 18th August 2016
Judge for all classes (except C) – Mr Kevin Boys FWCB
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)
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.
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 COMPETITION – To forge on the showground in 90 minutes ‘an item that is described or depicted in one of William Shakespeare’s plays’. Competitors are to supply own bar and sheet materials. No preformed/shaped material allowed. No Striker. No extra cleaning up time allowed.
H LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a pair of tongs to hold 6mm flat bar’. Competitors are to supply own materials. No extra cleaning up time allowed.
I LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION (Time allowing, winner takes all) – 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.