Milwaukee Blacksmith to star on new History Channel TV show
We here in the Cream City certainly know Kent Knapp, the Milwaukee Blacksmith. Now, thanks to a new History Channel TV show, the entire nation will know about him.
During what appears to be an episode of "American Pickers," the History Channel recently debuted a short trailer for "Milwaukee Blacksmith," a reality-based television show about the local metal man and the various goings-on sparking up at his family-run Third Ward base.
Unfortunately, the official trailer is currently nowhere to be found on the History Channel's websites or video channels, but several Milwaukee Blacksmith fans grabbed video of the video and passed it along to Knapp's Facebook page.
(UPDATE: Thanks to the History Channel, we've received a better quality version version of the ad, now embedded below. Enjoy!)
It's a pretty nifty preview, serving as both an ad for the new show (obviously) and seemingly the city itself, talking about and tying in Milwaukee's history of craftsmen and builders. Even if you're not a fan of these kinds of occupational reality shows, it's hard not to feel a little civic pride.
The other important detail: the show's premiere date. According to the ad, "Milwaukee Blacksmith" will make its series premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. So stay tuned for a familiar face – and probably more than a few familiar sights – hitting your airwaves soon.
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