Yes. I quick note about this.
HHH Knives is about 13 years in the makings.. Approx. 7.5 years ago, My oldest son Randy Jr. at age 19 joined me in the shop. Like most 19 year old's. The kid knew everything. You know what I mean.. But what he didn't know was how to make damascus.
So the journey begins.
We started out very humbly and fumbled through a HUGE learning curve, of proper tools. and materials. and techniques. and along the way have been helped by the greats in the industry. Many wonderful people ate knife makers. and most will take time out of there day to talk to a guy and help guide em a bit.. But for the most part. it was a trial by fire for the lad. FOR REAL!
Randy had a natural God given gift as well as determination and desire.. That has allowed him to quickly learn and even excel at forging damascus. Fast forward a couple years and we started selling damascus billets to anyone who would buy em. Randy Jr. developed some patterns I had never seen made B4 so we gave then unique names and continued making em. Although we quickly realized. that everythging had already been done in one way or another and we were not nessarily breaking new ground.. Yet to us.. every success or falure, sure felt like it!!
Over the years, The business has grown and we current make and sell damascus as a raw product world wide , and as Jeff said. Much is sold to amazing knife makers, watch makers, jewelry and pen makers. and other craftsman and women. Hard work and Gods Blessings and we have built the HOT side of HHH Knives into a force!!
We are still a small shop. Father and son. and occasionally a little help from my youngest son Hunter.
I could not be any prouder of Randy Jr. and his dedication and desire and drive to make the highest quality steel possible. Hes a honest young man. (brutally honest most days) I am blessed to be able to have my boy workin with me, and more so that I have been able to watch him become a man, a husband, and soon to be a father.
God willing, we will be here workin and making steel and knives long into the future. and lovin life. Livin the dream..