Internationally recognized ABS Master Smith and Forged in Fire Judge J. Neilson will be headlining at the April 6 & 7 Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event at the Austin County Fairgrounds in Bellville!
While most people recognize him as the judge who breaks things on the popular History Channel competition show, Neilson will be working in the fires to demonstrate his own canister Damascus forging techniques on stage with his apprentice Shelley Jack both Saturday and Sunday. Neilson is coming to Bellville all the way from his Mountain Hollow Forge in Pennsylvania. He has also set aside time to sign autographs and take pictures with the fans each day. (See Texas Select Event Schedule at TexasSelectEvent.com)
J. Neilson will be joined by over 150 bladesmiths and knifemakers from 23 states across the country, from New York to Washington, who are coming to Bellville the first weekend of April. The Texas Select Event is hosted by Cowboy Szymanski of Phenix Knives, who competed in the first season of Forged in Fire.