The Mastersmith’s Mastersmith!

I met Jim Crowell at either Warren Osborne’s First Cutting School or at the ABS Hammer In, I can’t remember which.  He made a lasting impression on me.  He is a true renaissance man.  He has been an American Bladesmith Mastersmith for 25 years.  He was one of the original teachers at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing in Washington, Arkansas.  He is truly the Mastersmith’s Mastersmith.  He makes a beautiful knife and has several cutting competition champion awards to his credit.  When I saw that he had made a set of instructional videos, I had to repost them.  If anyone is new to knifemaking or bladesmithing, this is the set to buy.  I wholeheartedly endorse his DVDs.  I have great respect for Jim Crowell.  Here are some examples of his work:

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Jim’s contact info is:

Crowell Knives, 870-746-4215,,, 676 Newnata Cutoff, Mountain View, AR 72560



I am an Assistant County and District Attorney at the Ellis County District Attorney's Office. On November 20, 2017, Comedian Bert Kreischer inspired me to start a weight loss journey. I started this journey at 475 pounds. Through Bert's support, Professional Wrestling Hall of Famer and Fitness Legend, Diamond Dallas Page reached out to me and changed my life. DDP Yoga and Nutrition under Dallas' guidance keeps the weight falling off of me and increases the quality of my daily life, every day. I started this podcast and blog to personally track my journey but to also interview other extra usual individuals. Those that inspire, teach, help, create, invent, discover, or are simply interesting. A lawyer for 24 years, I see negativity and conflict daily. I want to be part of something positive and inspiring. This is my outlet, my journey, my mid-life crisis, my future. If you know someone inspiring to you, let me know. I will interview this person, maybe he or she will inspire us all. Thanks. Vance
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