Laurel man competes in History Channel show

LAUREL – It was an opportunity to try something wild and crazy.

That’s what a Laurel blacksmith said about the History Channel show, “Forged In Fire: Gladiators of the Forge.”

John Lockie’s passion and knowledge of blacksmith skills transferred over well to showing his talents in the timed competition.

“It’s a hobby run amok,” said Lockie. “I enjoyed working with metal and enjoy welding, forging things just kind of added the blade smithing to it. It’s been an adventure just having the idea that you can make something out of nothing.”