Cleston Sinyard has passed
Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:54 PM
It is a sad thing that I found in my mailbox this morning...Mr Cleston Sinyard passed away recently. I have heard he was ailing (he was in his 90's) and was suffering from a very agressive form of prostate cancer and he secumbed to it.
He lived and worked in Elba, Alabama and was what he called a "Barnyard Blacksmith". The man did amazing "ahead of his time" work with forge welding stainless steels (he and I hit on the same basic method at the same time) and while we corresonded over the years we have never met in person. He was truly an amazingly skilled and talented man....A true Master of his art.
The world of bladesmithing lost one of its brightest smiths...
Why is it when the Mighty Thor throws his hammer he is dispensing Justice and fighting Evil..BUT..when I throw my hammer I wind up in a mandatory 16 week anger management course??
Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:54 PM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:45 PM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:42 PM
Mr. Sinyard was one of my heros in the knife making world as were you Mr. Hrisoulas and he will be missed.
However he lived in Elberta, Al. If he lived in Elba my life would be much richer, for I live in Elba, Al.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:37 AM
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:02 PM
The above posts should tell you a bit about how much the man was respected and a bit about the nature of his work.
Who was Cleston Sinyard?
Here's a pic typical of his style. His work was bold, beefy and highly stylized. He had a style that was for me strangely attractive, likely due to it's ample personality.
Edited by jdsmith02115, 01 September 2009 - 04:06 PM.
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