SCAdian Nick Marcelja turns hobby into business

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."