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This past summer, I had the amazing chance to travel to Malawi, Africa to share God's word with people, desperate to hear it. After coming back, I have realized that I am called to live there in a few years from now. I fell in love Africa, and I think often of her gentle, orange sunset and streets teeming with children that will follow you to the end of the Earth for affection and love.

Someone very dear to me has been praying fervently about doing the same as I have. She has an opportunity to go to South Africa to work with orphans and to experience the work that God is doing there. I want to help her find her way there, so I am considering starting a continuous auction here to support her journey. As for myself, I will find my way to Malawi, where God had me this past summer, for six weeks of this upcoming summer. Right now, I want to support her journey because I know that God wants to work in her.

I want to offer the knives that I will make to my fellow bladesmiths because I know that you will appreciate them more than anyone else. I hope to post a new knife every month if anyone will buy them. The sales will be conducted in the form of an auction. Please let me know if anybody even wants to participate in this auction.

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Right now, I am working on a knife similar to this one of mine, but it will have ebony scales from a piece that I got in Africa, and I think that I will give it a clean grind and polish. I hope that someone would be interested in it.

 

 

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Dude, having been to Zambia (right next to Malawi) on a missions trip, I understand that mysterious attraction. In the midst of squalor and ugliness, there is such beauty and freedom to be found...

 

This is a bold and noble mission you're taking on, Isaiah. I hope you are blessed with attention and sales! Thanks for your example.

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Dude, having been to Zambia (right next to Malawi) on a missions trip, I understand that mysterious attraction. In the midst of squalor and ugliness, there is such beauty and freedom to be found...

 

This is a bold and noble mission you're taking on, Isaiah. I hope you are blessed with attention and sales! Thanks for your example.

 

Thanks for the encouragement man.

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This past summer, I had the amazing chance to travel to Malawi, Africa to share God's word with people, desperate to hear it. After coming back, I have realized that I am called to live there in a few years from now. I fell in love Africa, and I think often of her gentle, orange sunset and streets teeming with children that will follow you to the end of the Earth for affection and love.

Someone very dear to me has been praying fervently about doing the same as I have. She has an opportunity to go to South Africa to work with orphans and to experience the work that God is doing there. I want to help her find her way there, so I am considering starting a continuous auction here to support her journey. As for myself, I will find my way to Malawi, where God had me this past summer, for six weeks of this upcoming summer. Right now, I want to support her journey because I know that God wants to work in her.

I want to offer the knives that I will make to my fellow bladesmiths because I know that you will appreciate them more than anyone else. I hope to post a new knife every month if anyone will buy them. The sales will be conducted in the form of an auction. Please let me know if anybody even wants to participate in this auction.

 

I would participate in such an auction, assuming I liked the knife, and might participate regardless of whether I liked the piece, just to support a worthy cause.

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The first knife is complete! I've been working hard on this one, so without further delay, here she is. She has a slight re-curve and is about 12 inches overall. Her handle is 4 inches of ebony that I acquired in Malawi with steel pins. The blade is 8 inches long. I made this blade out of a recycled half-round file. I decided to leave it textured from heat treatment. She's nowhere close to perfect, but it turned out pretty well. If there are any more questions, please ask.

 

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One heck of a knife Isaiah! Good to that it's going to a good cause.

Good luck.

Greg

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