John W. Savage, Damascus Style Steel Knives





John W. Savage with knife

This program features Folklorist Steve Grauberger interviewing John Savage of Crossville Alabama about his art of making Damascus style steel knives and other tools. He discusses how he developed his skills as a professional knife sharpener in the poultry industry and then meeting well-known Alabama Damascus steel maker Brad Vice who helped him in his blade making endeavors.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 

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