As I Talk To Myself

In trying to live an examined life- I’ve had to ask myself “of all the things I’m capable of making- why such a focus on bottle openers?”

The world doesn’t need another- I could say that the sole reason- Is quintessentially in what art is when fully distilled to it’s most volatile- “Unnecessary”. Perhaps the choice is symbolic- Homage to, and a weapon against, the daemons that possess my mind, body and soul- Most likely it’s: Pointless; Frivolous; Self-indulgence. Calling it art sounds less obscene. Perhaps calling it a niche that begs to be filled is a lie, but it’s certainly a desirable one. The lie as much or more than the niche. The game more than the void.

I create to make. I make to create. And I love what I do.

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A Preview of an Upcoming Forged-Art Bottle Opener.

New Etsy Store Announcement

I’m happy to announce the AAAPirateBlacksmith Blog now has an etsy store. Procedes should go towards going Ad-free by years end and higheir quality photos – videos – and of coarse better metal work! With any luck it’ll help keep us here warm, dry and well fed too! Thank you kindly!

Devolution of my take on a kiridashi

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I haven’t posted in a while. Still been working on lots of stuff, but just haven’t been able to take photo’s or write as often as I would enjoy being able to. Ashley and I have welcomed a new crew member! Dale is a wonder and a highlight of everyday. Keep an eye out for more changes to come. – Greg
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