I was pretty jazzed to meet both of these Gentlemen at BLADE Show this weekend.
Bladesmiths Steve and Lori Schwarzer were featured as the cover article in the May 2019 issue of Knife Magazine. I found Steve to be as funny and approachable of a guy as he seems in this video. The skeltonized dagger he donated to the 100 Knives in 100 Days contest is one of the nicest pieces in the being given away.
As for Trenton Tye (Purgatory Ironworks), you may recognize him from History Channel’s Master of Arms, or his viral video debunking the stupid 9/11 jet fuel conspiracy. You don’t need to be a smith to know you don’t need to melt steel to move it. But if you haven’t seen the video, you should check it out. A fantastic “mic drop” moment if there ever were one.
Trenton and I both think that there are opportunities for cross promotion and perhaps even content production. I am open to exploring for sure. In the mean time he is a big personality whom I am looking forward to getting to know better.