Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Young Man


He is the boy in the house, on the verge of becoming a young man.  He is the person who puts sunflower seeds in my hair, with a smile on his face.  I also suspect that he is the person who placed a, "hunting rag", in my purse.....after I called it gross.  

He is also a young man of old ways and interests.  The one who wants an anvil and wonders if he can make an ax from a scrap of metal.  Yes he can, by the way.  He is also a maker of knives.  The two shown are some of his latest creations.  Handles made of bone, various woods, and anything else he deems creative.  Blades are acid etched, polished, sharpened, and, in his eyes, never quite perfect enough.  



"The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him."  

Abraham Lincoln  

38 comments:

  1. I like the look of those knives some store bought ones just seem to be made to hang on the wall, these are made to use!

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  2. Fantastic -- you must be quite proud.

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  3. What beautiful talent and creativity! Very nice! Love the bone one especially...Blessings~~~Roxie

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  4. Are these the work of the famous Deerslayer himself? I'm truly impressed!

    I bet he'll fashion antlers into a handle sometime down the road.

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  5. I am impressed! A dying art...makes me happy to know it is alive and well in a young man.

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  6. how FABULOUS!!! i love his craftsmanship and his unwillingness to be less than perfect with it! :)

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  7. it is refreshing to see young men with interests from the past....not just video games...he is very talented I know you are proud..

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  8. What a great talent...and of course something he loves to do.

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  9. how impressive that they are hand made they've become beautiful 'objets d'art'!

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  10. Very cool. He is making impressive knives. He is showing real nice craftsmanship.

    Velva

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  11. He is quite talented...that young man of yours.

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  12. Hi Michelle, very talented young man for sure, Blessings Francine.

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  13. Those are some beautiful knives! I think they are just perfect.

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  14. Have always had a passion for a nice knife, Dad was a butcher.
    A good investment is a quality.

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  15. Very impressive! The handles are gorgeous.Sounds a LOT like my boy.

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  16. Very impressive! There are always beautiful knives at the auctions...and lots of men bidding on them!

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  17. Quite a talent, that will only get better. Wow.

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  18. Your son is fortunate to have had the opportunity to hone his outdoor skills and talents in nature's freedom, Michelle. He would feel so restricted if he lived in a metro city. He is saving a lost art!

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  19. This is great! How wonderful to have a great talent like this. Often, kids choose to pass up their talents, in search for things that are short lived...Glad your son is taking the opportunity to use the talents that God has blessed him with. Does he ever make the knifes to sell? I have a knife collector in the family!
    Hope your day is full of blessings.

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  20. I tried this, a very long time ago, but never get near to the quality of these fine knives. My compliments to the artisan!

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  21. Those are awesome! What a wonderful talent to have! I hope you put some up to keep for his children one day.

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  22. When I was reading about your son, and then saw the photos of his beautiful knives, my heart skipped a little beat because my Dear Father made knives exactly like this! He could fashion anything out of metal and I have two of his cast aluminum creations - 3 ducks in flight and an eagle holding a flag and arrows. There is something wonderful about a person who can create this way - it takes patience and focus and an ability to visualize the future. My Father was a wonderful man and it sounds like your son will be, too. xo

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  23. These look fantastically well made. A very skilled young man already.

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  24. Wow! What a talented young man you have! Those are gorgeous...

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  25. Very talented that young man of yours- I love that top knife...very cool!

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  26. good for him- I think that is really fabulous!

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  27. Cool ,there are not very meny who can make knives like this .

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