Trenton Tye is a celebrity judge for a new Discovery Channel competition series “Master of Arms,” which airs every Friday night at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel. He is a professional blacksmith who has over 20 years of experience in the blacksmith and demonstration world. His specialties include casting, knife making, gunsmithing, and ancient arms and armor.
Trenton also runs a Smithy in Southwest Georgia named, Purgatory Ironworks. Purgatory offers fabrication, repair services, and reforged peanut blades, serving clients throughout the Southeastern United States. He uses video-sharing website YouTube and provides tutorials on forging technique and general information for blacksmiths.
In 2018, Trenton was named as one of the celebrity judges for the Discovery’s series, “Master of Arms.”
Here is a little more about Trenton Tye biography, including his age, family, wife, education, and TV shows.
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Trenton Tye Biography | Age, Parents & Early Life
Born in Southwest Georgia to anonymous parents, Trenton grew up on a Wildlife Rescue Station in Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He describes himself as a blacksmith, television host, educator, and public speaker in his biography.
At the age of seven, he went on a school field trip to the Civil War site of Andersonville. There, he saw a man named, Jay Pinnamore who was demonstrating the craft of the smith.
The sight of a glowing metal stuck into his head for a decade. During the winter, he would use a hairdryer to blow on the fireplace just the see the metal glow again, in the absence of parent’s attention. The keen interest in metal later turned out to be his profession.
Trenton, whose current age is unknown, attended Georgia Southwestern University and studied for a double major in Psychology and Biology. During the college year, he met Jay, the same man he first saw work metal and began working for him in spare time. The two began demonstrating their craft, traveling across the South Eastern United States.
However, Jay passed in 2013, leaving behind Trenton to carry his work forward.
Trenton Tye TV Shows, YouTube, and Book
Trenton made his TV debut on History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” in 2015. He appeared on the 2nd episode of the first season, competing against three other blacksmiths – Grant Marcoux, Chad Harding, and Chris Farrell. Though his axe blade was far from perfect, Chris Farrell, the winner of the competition, left him behind. He has also appeared on Discovery’s mining series Gold Rush: The Dirt.
In 2018, Trenton appears as one of the three judges in the Discovery Channel’s new competition show, Master of Arms. Other two judges are Zeke Stout, a weapon expert, and Ashley Hlebinsky, a Weapons Historian. Tye put the created niche type of weapons into the test before giving the task to competitors. Moreover, he imparts his technical abilities to explanation and judges the contestant made final products.
Trenton also runs a YouTube channel “Purgatoryironworks,” where he provides tutorials on forging technique and general information for blacksmiths. He also documents the shenanigans here around the forge. His channel has over 56 K subscribers and more than 14.5 million views.
He is now working for his upcoming book “Trenton Tye’s guide to Love, Riches and Blacksmithing” for the beginner blacksmith.
Trenton Tye Wiki Facts
- He loves cats and herds them.
- He runs Purgatory Ironworks, a professional Blacksmith shop that offers specialty ironwork, small-scale machine work, modern welding services, and re-forges peanut inverter blades.
- Tye has served Habitat for Humanity as a board member and an Executive Director.
- He keeps his family out of the spotlight. Not much is known about Tye’s married life – including his wife and children. However, he once shared a picture of a baby on his Facebook page, which suggests to us that he has a beautiful family hidden behind the camera.