President Trump said today he would impose a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel, and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum, in an effort to revive the American metals industry. This is bad! Let’s count the ways this is bad. Continue reading Trump Plans Massive Tariffs On Metals, Which Would Inevitably Raise The Price Of Cars
Turn it up to 8K if you can (you can’t), because this truly awesome video of master bladesmith Tony Swatton working on a Roman Gladius Sword made from damascus steel is a treat to watch. Damascus steel is basically art in a material as the layers get built, this sword is especially awesome because it combines a 93-layer damascus technique in the blade with a twisted grip.
Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of banging and hammering and mashing and even torching involved in making a steel pan drum but watching it all come together and to see flat steel get shaped in the most irregular pounding way to create the most perfect sounding notes for each section is pretty damn awesome. I couldn’t turn my ears away.