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Old rigs and dirt roads. Thankful for #publiclands to romp around on. #modernmountainman

It's amazing how just the sound of nature can clear your mind. #escapethedailygrind #modernmountainman

Sunday Dinner: Country Fried Steak and Corn! #modernmountainman #sundayfunday #coutrylife #countryfriedsteak #cornoncob

Happy Sunday Everyone! Lots to be thankful for.
Fire Starter Crucifix. Only at firewatersurvival.com
Magnesium 1" cross, ferrocerium 2" length (black ferro rod). Great edc item.
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Always thankful for my adventure buddies, expecially @aacmanuel who never ends up in the pictures cause he's always taking them πŸ˜‚

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"Blanks"
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These are the hand forged knife blanks that were available to forge from the smith shop. Not hand cut, each blank has a history of being worked by a master blacksmith before ran through the hands of a customer.
Although simple, the smith showed us how a simple change in hammering technique changes the inherent quality of the steel. Therefore, before any heat treatment or sharpening is done, the way the hammer falls can and will make or break a blade. From a cursory glance, the knife blanks appear as chunks of metal and the resulting blade is simply shaped to a new form. However, it's what lies beneath the surface of the steel where the true strength lies.
By taking a cross section from two different examples of hammering techniques, the master demonstrated his years of experience in a few strokes of a hammer. Where one steel was grainy and rough, the other inner steel was smooth and appeared fine, both steels originating from the same knife blank.
This kind of knowledge lies in the hands of the few who truly pursue hand made or hands-on occupations. While some people outside these realms are aware of certain facts, it's often the blade smiths themselves who are aware of the specifics.
@tindallknives has a few very interesting videos on the importance of a heat treatment method in the making of a blade. He demonstrates that the same steel does not mean the same blade and rather it is the craftsman who makes the difference in his work. I highly recommend checking them out.
The point here is: Be an educated consumer. Understand that "quality" does not necessarily apply to how something looks or what it's made of but how the product was made. "Quality" implies "process" and not always appearance.
Before purchasing an item, learn about it. We can always take that step.

#Repost For those of you who don't know or haven't figured it out, my @actsman52 IG Channel is more my everyday/family channel but if you want to keep up with my outdoor adventures and guns/knives/hunting/fishing type stuff, follow me at @modernmountainmannrv ・・・
Slinging lead and flinging brass! Check out my latest YouTube video (link in bio) for a new hack on the 50/200 yard zero. #igmilitia #gunsofinstagram #guns #pewpew #pewpewlife #223 #ar15 #zeroscope #modernmountainman

I just found out my @stngrusa HWK 15" was shipped today! It will not be long before "Project Frankenwulf" can be assembled! #jointheswarm #frankenwulf #gunsofinstagram #guns #igmilitia #modernmountainman #beowulf

Getting set up for my hack on the 10 Yard sight in for the 50/200 zero! Check out my latest YouTube video (link in bio) for a new hack on the 50/200 yard zero. #igmilitia #gunsofinstagram #guns #pewpew #pewpewlife #223 #ar15 #zeroscope #modernmountainman

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