We want to thank Britt Barnes, Jerry Gardner and Josh Whitehead for coming out to Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) to invest in the young men we serve through their blacksmithing demonstration.

Britt Barnes not only offered the live demo on forging, but also shared his testimony!

As a bladesmith who forges his own knives, Britt loves to use locally-sourced handle materials and exotic woods. Last year, he competed on the hit television show “Forged In Fire,” and after crafting a top-notch Halligan bar, he was ultimately awarded the title of Forged in Fire Champion.”

Learn more about Britt and his blacksmithing on his website, and enjoy the photos of this unique and meaningful visit below.