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The Forging Days in Fiskars Village 2015

The Forging Days in Fiskars Village 2015 is a common name for two happenings, arranged by the two
blacksmithing associations in Finland, Suomen Sepät ry and Taidesepät ry. The two events are:

The exhibition "My Kalevala"

June 14th to September 20th , 2015 in the old Granary in Fiskars Villag

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The Nordic Championships i Forging 2015

July 30th to August 2nd, 2015 in the old Plough Smithy in Fiskars Village.

The My Kalevala exhibition at the Granary in Fiskars Village displays contemporary blacksmiths'
interpretations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic that has strongly influenced our cultural heritage.

The Nordic Championships in Forging were arranged at the turn of July-August
in Fiskars Village. The visitors could enjoy forging at its best, as the Nordic
blacksmiths showed their skills in the competition.

During the competition days there were approximately over 1000 visitors.


A working committee has been responsible for the carrying through of the project. The group has consisted of
master blacksmith Upi Anttila as chairman, master blacksmith Pertti Virta as a member and blacksmith
Martina Lindberg as secretary.


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Nordic Championships in Forging 2015


We wish everybody welcome to Fiskars Village, Finland, to attend the Nordic
Championship Competition Thu-Sun July 7th to August 2nd, 2015.


The main goals for the competition are to maintain the traditions of forging in
the Nordic countries, to strengthen the cooperation between the blacksmiths
and to inspire especially younger blacksmiths to strive for good quality in their work.

Program

Thu July 30, 2015

Fri July 31, 2015 Competition Day

Sat August 1, 2015 Competition Day

Sun August 2, 2015



Results of Nordic Championships in Forging 2015


Young blacksmiths
I Veini Lehtonen, Suomi, Finland
II Ingvar Mathiessen, Islanti, Island
III Magnus Vartdal, Norja, Norge
IV Andreas Oster, Ruotsi, Sverige


Blacksmiths with Certificate of Competence
I Pekka Korhonen, Suomi, Finland
II Tobbe Malm, Norja, Norge
III Mats Pedersen, Ruotsi, Sverige
IV Einar Gunnar Sigurdsson, Islanti, Island

Master blacksmiths
I Beate Stormo, Islanti, Island
II Sami Ryhänen, Suomi, Finland
III Henke Levay, Ruotsi, Sverige
IV Benjamin Kjellman-Chabin, Norja, Norge

Nail forging competition
I Pertti Virta, Suomi, Finland
II Tobbe Malm, Ruotsi, Sverige
III Pekka Korhonen, Suomi, Finland

 

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The competition is arranged by a committee, appointed by the two Finnish blacksmithing organizations, Suomen Sepät ry and Taidesepät ry. The committee consists of:

 

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History

Thanks to:

      Aktia Oyj Abp

      Alfred Kordelinin säätiö
      Alfred Kordelins stiftelse
      Alfred Kordelin Foundation

      Ampers Busstrafik Ab
      Amperin Linja-autoliikenne Oy

      Andelsbanken Raseborg
      Osuuspankki Raasepori

      Axxell Karjaa
      Axxell Karis

      Bergsrådinnan Sophie von Julins stiftelse

      Celsa Steel Service

      Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse

      Fiskars Oyj Abp

      Fiskarsin käsityöläisten, muotoilijoiden ja taiteilijoiden osuuskunta
      Andelslaget hantverkare, formgivare och konstnärer i Fiskars
      The Cooperative of craftsmen, designers and artists in Fiskars

      Fiskarsin kyläseura
      Fiskars byaförening

      Fiskarsin Laatupuu

      Hotelli-ravintola Fiskars Wärdshus
      Hotell-restaurang Fiskars Wärdshus
      Hotel & restaurant Fiskars Wärdshus

      Juminkeko säätiö
      Juminkeko stiftelse
      Juminkeko foundation

      Kalevala Koru
      Kalevala Jewelry

      Kalevalaseura
      Kalevalasällskapet
      The Kalevala Society

      Karjaan Rauta
      Karis Järn

      K-Rauta Passeli Salo

      Lyreco Finland Ab

      Mainostoimisto Nallegraf

      Olof Ekman Oy Ab

      Påminne Oy

      Raaseporin kaupunki
      Raseborgs stad
      The City of Raseborg

      Ravintola Kuparipaja
      Restaurang Kuparipaja
      Restaurant Kuparipaja

      Rekolan Panimo

      Suomalais-norjalainen kulttuurirahasto
      Kulturfonden för Norge och Finland

      Suomalais-Ruotsalainen Kulttuurirahasto
      Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland

      Suomalais-Tanskalainen Kulttuurirahasto
      Kulturfonden för Finland och Danmark

      Suomen Kotteria

      Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
      The Finnish Cultural Foundation

      Suomen Sepät ry

      Svenska Kulturfonden
      The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland

      Taidesepät ry

      Tibnor Oy

      Waldemar von Frenckell säätiö
      Waldemar von Frenckells stiftelse
      Waldemar von Frenckell foundation