Origins of Damascus Steel

Source: Sporting Classics Daily

Did the first bars of “Damascus” bar stock actually originate in the Middle East? How is the exquisite layered look attribute to Damascus Steel created? What should we keep in mind about Damascus Steel barrels vs. fluid steel barrels? Thanks to the good folks at Sporting Classics Daily, we have a nice primer on this wondrous material.

Get up to speed on Damascus Steel here.


Inspiring Conversations at Cody

One of the most rewarding things we get to do in our work as restorers and preservationists is to share stories that can serve as inspiration for larger discussions, and that perhaps even change perceptions or remedy misunderstandings. Our friends at the Cody Firearms Museum are doing a great job at this, by driving conversations of historical, cultural, technological and societal significance through their work.

Visit the Cody Firearms Museum.


Field to Fork: An Innovative Approach to Attracting New Hunters

Field to Fork spans the entire hunting process from hunter education to processing and preparing the harvest for a meal, and it was recently adapted to allow industry members to mentor and participate.”

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are doing a great job of reaching new audiences through their educational Field to Fork courses. We’re happy to share how the QDMA and NSSF are looking to scale this +ONE recruitment effort.

Learn more about the Field to Fork program.


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