We've walked up and down the streets for years but never stopped by the blacksmith barn . . . until our last visit. My husband's cousin, Craig, was in town so we all met up and went for lunch and a tour of the recently renovated Cosmopolitan Hotel. Craig's niece is an anthropologist who worked on the restoration - more on this story in another blog!
|Blacksmith in Old Town San Diego making a cheese slicer|
At the barn we watched a blacksmith work on a cheese slicer. He mentioned that after all the years of working in the barn they were finally able to sell some of the items in a new store called RUST. The money from these sales would help keep the barn operating. These Old Town blacksmith's make all of the iron pieces needed in "town."
|Almost done with the cheese slicer|
After watching what went into making the cheese slicers we walked over to RUST and put our name on the list to buy one of the slicers when they were delivered. They're hot sellers at $20.00 each, useful as well as decorative. And you can never top owning something that you watched being made.
|My new cheese slicers from RUST in Old Town|
|They even sign their work!|