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I have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of media companies including BBC News, BBC Radio 2, The Times and the Junior Week. These opportunities arose when I posted a photo of the whale bottle opener I make onto Reddit which overall received over 100,000 upvotes and led to these connections. 

This is the Reddit post of the whale bottle opener.

"I'm a 16 yr old blacksmith and I forged this whale bottle opener :) hope you like it!"

This is the video that I filmed with the BBC in April 2021, filmed by Ben Moore. 

Teenage blacksmith Ben Perkins forges social media following

This is the article that was written in March 2021 by Tom Gerken.

The 17-year-old blacksmith going viral online


Here is the article that was written about me and blacksmithing apprenticeships in The Times, by Arthi Nachiappan which was released in January 2022. 

Young are forging a route to careers in traditional crafts

This is the audio from the interview that I did with Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 in June 2021.

Blacksmithing interview with Jeremy Vine

This is the article about me that was released in the Junior Week in May 2021.

The Teenage Blacksmith

For any media enquiries please email I would love to work with you. 

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