Fans of Forged In Fire might recognize Ben Abbott from the reality tv-show. He is a two-time winner of the show and even was featured as the judge for the fourth season of the show.
Ben is even considered young but an old-fashioned craftsman of this generation. Follow the article to know more about this reality tv-star and world-class bladesmith.
Forged In Fire Star
Forged in Fire is the reality tv-show where world's best four bladesmiths from all over the country are gathered to create a novel knife and walk hone with the championship and prize money of about $10,000. Participants in the show try to re-create some of history's antique swords.
After Ben Abbott's participation in 2016, Ben has won Forged In Fire two times. He is familiar with the challenges & pressures the contestants have to face in the show and the dedication & effort to walk out a champion from the show.
He had never worked on a sword before, the first-ever sword he made was the Khanda sword which won him the first place in Forged In Fire on 12 April aired show in 2016.
Career & Net Worth
Ben started his first forging from the age of 13; he worked with an old file and outdoor fireplace in an attempt to build a sword.
He self-trained himself, reading historical books, frequent visits to the village's blacksmith, online forums about crafts, and preparing a questionnaire for museum folks.
The reality tv-star has made knives for hunters, military officers, home cooks and arguably for pirates as well. He works on kitchen knives for chefs, who love the knives for its weight & magnificent performance besides the beautiful craft on them.
However, he has yet to take his website and marketing strategy to the next level, which can attract potential clients. The price range differs for his knives and crafts from $50 to $1000+
The two-time Forged in Fire winner has undoubtedly gathered immense fame and has definitely has garnered the income in the range of thousands. However, Ben's net worth is still under review.
Wiki, Age & Family
The Forged In Fire star was born in England. The birth of date of the reality tv-star is still under review. In the family, he has a sister, as per his Instagram post. His father was the one who guided him on his eccentric creative exploits. Both his parents were equally supportive of him.
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Ben is a few inches shorter than his girlfriend Heather while comparing their height.
The craftsman has kept his fan following in the dark regarding married life. He was married to Mandy Abbott at one point. As per the Home PASADENA magazine, they were together in 2010, and even he forged astonishing sterling silver dogwood necklace, copper & tin kitchen pans, and delicate horn caviar spoons for his wife. However, neither Mandy nor his wife ever come forth to talk about their relationship after then.
As of now, it seems like Mandy has already moved on from his past marriage as he is currently in a relationship with his new girlfriend, Heather Rabun. His sweetheart is a choreographer.
Ben Abbott and his lady began flaunting their romantic bond in Instagram since 1st April 2019, and since then their relationship has become inseparable. On Heather's first Instagram post, she gushed that her happy place is next to her man Ben.
Ben with his girlfriend Heather(Photo: Heather's Instagram)
As of now, Ben is enjoying his romantic love life with his ladylove and taking their time for future marriage.
Quick Facts About Ben
Here are few facts to know about Ben Abbott;
- He started forging blades after witnessing arms & armors in museums and historic castles in different historic sites of England with the help of his father when he was just of age13. He had already started making knives, ornamental, ironwork, jewelry at the age of 17
Ben, who possesses an English accent is an Electrical Engineer at Caltech.