Oklahoma blacksmith crowned champion of History Channel’s ‘Forged in Fire’

Oklahoma man takes home prize on History Channel blacksmith competition

A Fort Gibson man recently showed off his blacksmith skills by taking first place in a competition television show.

Nic Overton, 23, earned the top spot on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire,” which is centered around blacksmith work.

Along with bragging rights, Overton won a $10,000 prize. Overton told KOKI he’s been fascinated with blacksmithing since he was a child and crafted his first knife out of a railroad spike.

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He managed to turn his hobby into a career. He owns his own business called Nix Knives.