Video: Blacksmiths strike it while it’s hot one last time

The top 5 blacksmiths from around the world are facing off to be named the best of the best. This is the last time the Championships will take place at the Calgary Stampede. The event which started in a parking lot where the Saddledome now sits in 1982. The first event had 11 competitors. This year the event had 59 competitors from 16 countries.

The five best blacksmiths in the world striking it while it's hot one last time @calgarystampede. #stampedeag

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Defending World Blacksmith champion David Varini making his final strikes. #stampedeag

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