Bronxite Frank Sausto might spend his days plumbing at the Bronx Zoo, but it is a different set of unique skills that landed him on the History Channel’s, Forged in Fire. According to News 12 Bronx the Woodlawn Heights resident combined his love for art with his collection of knives to become a blade-smith.
The story showcases not just Sausto’s talent, but his passion for the unusual craft. News 12 has some great footage of him actually making knives.
The Bronx native who has F.S. Blades, his own business in his basement, says he is not the typical contestant on the show, as the majority of his competition from around the country has experience crafting horseshoes, something he can’t duplicate.
Nevertheless he was runner-up on the show last season. He will return for season three of Forged in Fire where he will be using his own knives to compete through an obstacle course.