In an installment of the The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington) series Working in Clark County, news assistant Mary Ricks interviewed blacksmith and SCA member Nick Marcelja, who turned his hobby into a business.
Marcelja, who originally worked in the IT industry, is happy to be making historical camp equipment and swords for the re-enactment community. The most rewarding part of the job? "When someone says they want to buy what you have made. It is rewarding when someone likes your work. I try to have samples of my work so they can see what is available because customers don't always know what they want."