Posts in the Category: Work

Manly Featured Product – Sturdy Brothers’ Charles Apron

Posted in - Featured Product & Work on September 27th 2016 0 Comments sturdy-brothers-charles-apron-review-wolf-and-iron

I had the inspirational opportunity to interview Spencer and Ben Young, founders of Sturdy Brothers, for a Captains of Industry article nearly two years prior to this review of their most manly “Charles Apron“. I say ‘inspirational’ because while speaking to Ben prior to the article write …

Judging a Man by His Apples

Posted in - Americana & Character & Virtues & Work on May 25th 2016 1 Comments RG_1380006_Board_of_Agriculture_Glass_Negative_Collection

“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.” – Henry David Thoreau, American Poet, Philosopher, & Critic, 1817-1862

There was a time when men judged each other based on the virtues apparent in their workmanship. A man who is patience, thoughtful, …

Wolf & Iron Podcast #004: Liam Hoffman of Hoffman Blacksmithing on Blacksmithing, Entrepreneurship, and Finding Your Calling

Posted in - Forging & Knives & Podcast & Work on May 10th 2016 0 Comments Liam Hoffman Podcast interview

My guest for this episode of the Wolf & Iron podcast is Liam Hoffman of HoffmanBlacksmithing.com. Liam is a 19 year-old entrepreneur who started forging blades and axes at an early age. He’s a prime example of a young man who, when given the freedom to do so and support of his parents, found …

Wolf & Iron Podcast #002: David and Jason Benham on Conviction, Character, and Manliness

Posted in - Character & Podcast & Virtues & Work on April 12th 2016 0 Comments David-Jason-Benham-Podcast

I had the opportunity to speak to David and Jason Benham, better known as the Benham Brothers. Twin brothers who have made a name for themselves by standing up for Christian values regardless of the cost. They are local to me in Charlotte, NC, and I have had the opportunity to see them …

Captains of Industry: Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft

Posted in - Americana & Captains of Industry & Patriotism & Virtues & Work on February 15th 2016 2 Comments Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft

There has certainly been an upwards trend in handcrafted, American made goods. The return of the artisan man, the shop owner, the leather worker has come about at a most unexpected time. Industrialization has become so commonplace that true craftsmanship is now a novelty, and perhaps more appreciated than it was during the …

Wolf & Iron on December Sabbatical

Posted in - Character & Work on December 1st 2015 0 Comments Sailing Sabbatical_Fotor

Hustle! That’s a good thing, but sometimes we need a break from our hustle to rejuvenate our spirit, mind, and body so we can hustle all the more down the road. Keeping the machine running is more important than running the machine. So, I am going to take a break from Wolf & …