Guilford bladesmith wins History Channel competition show
New Haven Register, by Tim Rizzo, August 15, 2015
Photo by Catherine Avalone
It’s not coincidence that William Mace Vitale, or “Mace” as he prefers to be called, is a bladesmith whose middle name is also that of a medieval weapon used to cause blunt force trauma in early 3200 B.C., which is created by forging metal.
“Just ironic, I guess,” said Vitale, a 47-year-old member of the American Bladesmith Society, Guilford Art Center instructor and recently-awarded $10,000 champion of a History Channel TV show called Forged in Fire.