Watch: Meet the Australian Bladesmith Making Beautiful Damascus Steel Knives

Before bladesmithing, Karim Haddad spent his time as a CEO. Now the knifemaker runs a successful blacksmithing education and knife business, the Tharwa Valley Forge.

“Rough Hands” is a series by Liam Edward Brennan. The filmmaker learns about different creators’ art and way of life.

Episode 5 highlights Haddad. To learn more about the bladesmith’s business, check out Tharwa Valley Forge.

Work Sharp Edge-ucation: 6 Tips to Sharpen & Maintain Knives
Work Sharp Edge-ucation: 6 Tips to Sharpen & Maintain Knives

Want sharp knives? Look no further. This guide gives you the foundational information to sharpen a knife and keep it that way. Read more…

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Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.

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