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E. Scott McGhee is an ABS Master Bladesmith who lives and works in central North Carolina. Scott learned the art of blacksmithing at Penland School of Crafts at the age of 17 and has played at a coal-fired forge on and off since 1981. In August of 2009, Scott built a gas-fired forge and began bladesmithing in earnest. He obtained ABS Journeyman certification in 2012, his ABS Mastersmith certification in 2016, and has been a full-time maker since 2014. In addition to making knives, Scott enjoys sharing his passion for forging at historic events, art festivals, and knife expositions.