Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - My name is Gene Hodges. We're here in Springfield, Virginia. Come check out my forge. This is my sword forge. It's a five-burner. Fifty inches. They always make you make something long and big. Drill press. Grinder. A Peter Wright anvil. Let's go over here and check out our neighborhood tepee. We fit about 40 people in here on the benches. All these various things that I'm making for my kids. When they turn 18, I give them a rifle, tomahawk, powder horn, knife, say, "Go forth and conquer," 'cause that's all they're getting from me, So... [Laughs] And that, and a college degree - Hey, I'm Tripp. Welcome to Rock Hill, South Carolina. This is my business and my forge. We're an engineering and metal fabrication company. We've got welding bays and machines everywhere. This is my modified ironworker. I can utilize this as my press. This anvil's been in my family for seven generations, so my son and I get out here and forge knives together. This is a forge that I bought from a buddy of mine. It's a double-burner forge. It gets really freakin' hot in the inside of it. And we'll see what happens. - It's a mess in here. Especially right now, it's getting a little bit unorganized, but I know where everything's at. Vast majority of these tools came from my dad out in Oregon. Grew up watching my dad out in the garage. I never saw him hire anybody to do anything. Let's go down to the basement. Turned it into sort of my Marine Corps man cave. Over here's my sandbag bar. Cost me about 50 bucks to make. One fun thing we do in the basement is the cowboy fast draw. It's got little bullets with batteries, and when you fire, it shoots a laser. All right. That's it. Thanks for checking out my place. - I've got a couple milling machines. This is my grinder. It is a variable-speed grinder just like the ones on the "Forged in Fire" set. Another piece that has been in my family for a few generations, an old industrial press. I do a lot of my own testing here. I'll heat-treat a blade a certain way and then beat the crap out of it. I'll grind different edge angles and do a lot of testing on these blades here in the shop. We're all done here. Appreciate you coming in, and y'all are welcome down here anytime back here in Rock Hill, South Carolina, so come on by and visit.