Teenage blacksmith Ben Perkins forges social media following


Ben Perkins is forging a repute as an up-and-coming blacksmith after asking for an anvil for his 16th birthday.

The Guildford scholar, now 17, is self-taught and has gained an enormous following on social media after constructing a working forge on the finish of his backyard.

He makes quite a lot of objects, however the preferred has been a whale-shaped bottle opener he created utilizing scrap steel.

An image of it on Reddit earlier this 12 months earned him tens of hundreds of upvotes and a full order e book.

Video Journalist: Ben Moore