- Jun 28, 2012
Thanks. Unfortunately, I didn’t take after him in that area. My older brother can do a few things but dad messed with that stuff since he was young. He’s built and sold several Ky Long Rifle replicas, Bone Handle Bowie knife replicas. He used to love going to gun shows and digging in “junks piles” for gun parts then using them to build something awesome and selling back to the same person he bought the junk parts from. LOL.Arc
Archie Stahl was my grandfather. He got to that stage too. The passion and hobby was still there but age caught up with him. That's not me putting either of them down with that statement, but sympathizing and showing understanding. It is men like your old man and my grandfather who set good examples for us to respect their crafts and quality of their work. Don't see it anymore with younger generations, especially in traditional black powder circles and the rendezvous. Your old man has my respect for his craft and patience in it.