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MEET THE BLADESMITH
Lander, Wyoming based bladesmith, Kevin Casey is no stranger to craftsmanship. With a history of log building and cabinet making, Kevin discovered damascus steel in 1995 during the Artist Blacksmiths Association of America (ABANA) conference. Having written the details of this technique on a napkin, he set to work perfecting it.
Kevin finds inspiration in the rugged Wind River Mountain Range, home to alpine forests, granite rock, and abundant wildlife.
These days you'll find Kevin's work featured in publications like Blade Magazine. You can also stay up to date by following him on Instagram @kevincaseycustomknives, or his Facebook page Kevin Casey Custom Knives.
Kevin's blade steel, known as Feather Damascus, is made from many fine layers that together create a feather appearance. This pattern was developed hundreds of years ago and has become, over the last decade, very popular among bladesmiths. It is an advanced Damascus pattern - and labor intensive - but the effort put into its development is well worth it. Collectors of fine knives have always appreciated the beauty of Kevin's blades.
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