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Damascus Steel creativity hope knives restoration Jan 21, 2021

Damascus Steel. It might be the coolest type of blade you can have. 

Known for its beautiful, wavy light and dark patterns, quality Damascus steel has a legendary ability to hold an edge while still being flexible and strong. When developed around 300 BC, it was a vastly innovative improvement over iron weapons. Unfortunately, the ancient process for making this material was lost to the ages, and just recently reinvented in the 20th century.

A blacksmith has to layer different types...

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Special Forces In Action creativity fireworks Jul 02, 2020

It was my first mission leading a special forces team. I was out front, because I knew the territory. Our unit needed to move over open fields, bouncing around overgrown bushes and taking cover behind trees. Mixing caution and speed, my heart rate was up slightly, but under control.

Our objective was to disable a supply shipment that would be heading west in the valley stretching wide in front of us. Using laser-guided rockets, we would have one shot. There would be an unknown number of...

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