Local bladesmith, Peyton Ramm of rural Valentine, won the Wednesday night episode of ‘Forged in Fire’ on the History channel. Ramm competed against 3 other bladesmiths from across the country in the series that was taped last fall. For the final round, Peyton and the one other finalist had to create King Charlemagne’s sword Joyeuse, a medieval looking sword that was tested for strength and sharpness as well as craftsmanship. For his effort Peyton received $10,000 in prize money and the championship title.
One of Peyton’s competitors was master bladesmith Jason Tiensvold of Rushville, who Peyton spent some time with learning new techniques. Congratulations to Peyton Ramm.