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Blacksmith

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Ken Moss Jr. and Ken Moss Sr.

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Ken Moss Jr., on left, is a 7th generation blacksmith. In this photo he's working as a 'striker'. His father Ken Moss, on right, is working here additionally as a 'holder' where he marks where he wants his son to strike the piece of iron. Ken Moss started working at his grandfather's shop on West Paces Ferry when he was six year old. The shop has since moved to a neighborhood in Roswell. The father sometimes jokes that blacksmithing is the oldest legal profession in the world.