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Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
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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Knife Wielding & Deuteronomy Reading Sons fatherhood knives sons teaching Aug 21, 2020

Working from home so much this past spring and summer has given me a fun glimpse into my kids' lives that I often miss when I am at work. One morning this past spring I was struggling to open a package and started looking around for a pair of scissors. My oldest Samuel (7) said, "I’ve got one!" and took off into his bedroom. He emerged with a 4-inch fillet knife. He was followed out of his room by his younger brothers Jacob (5) and Joseph (3), each holding a gnarly-looking knife of...

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