I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a week with
"The Master of Damascus Steel"
Daryl Meier

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There is a lot to be learned from these pictures here.
Daryl Meier built a furnace on an open forge by stacking fire brick for a front, making the fire with coke, and then covering it all with wet coal.





One of the patterns I made.


I had the opportunity to work next to renown knife maker Ray Rybar



Here is the pattern we made.