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December 15, 2017

Valley man wins ‘Forged in Fire’ TV contest

“Forged in Fire” champion Andrew Takach is pictured in his West Newton shop.

By Taylor Brown

tbrown@yourmvi.com

A self-taught West Newton bladesmith made the cut against four competitors in a heated History Channel competition July 25.

Andrew Takach, 38, formerly of Glassport, was one of four contestants who appeared on “Forged in Fire,” but the only one to bring home the title of champion and a $10,000 prize.

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