The parable of the blacksmith of swords is an incredible story that contains the only way to really learn, do so only if you want to become good!!!
To learn how to build a “simple” object like the knife you need to study, do, redo, make mistakes, try again, etc.
You need constancy, determination and also money, you have understood well why equipment and materials cost and at the beginning it is a hobby that requires investments that can be more or less important according to your possibilities.
Of course at the beginning you can start with a few tools but still between equipment and direct and indirect materials there is some investment to be made but it is your passion that must guide you.
The parable of the blacksmith of swords
“A long, long time ago, in a distant land, lived a blacksmith of swords, known throughout the world for his sublime ability to forge iron and turn it into elegant and lethal swords.
One day, the story of the incredible skill of the blacksmith came to court, and the King, fascinated by this story, wanted to meet as soon as possible such a gifted subject.
The King’s knights began searching for the blacksmith of swords far and wide, scouring the entire kingdom, until they found him in a small village near the mountains.
Faced with the King’s invitation, the blacksmith of swords could not help but accept and, greeting his family, followed the knights to court.
During their first meeting, the King was immediately fascinated by the humility and kindness of the blacksmith and decided to reciprocate it with equal courtesy.
After a brief chat, the King asked the blacksmith of swords the question he asked all the great masters and experts of his court:
“Blacksmith of swords, tell me, what is your secret?
How do you forge such beautiful swords?”
The blacksmith, not at all intimidated, replied to his King with reverence, but firmness: “Sire, there is no secret.”
The story of the parable of the blacksmith of swords continues..
The King seemed perplexed, but let his host continue. “Since I was a child I have had the opportunity to observe, first my grandfather and then my father, working iron.
” As if captured by the ecstasy of memories, the blacksmith of swords continued his tale.
“I soon fell in love with this art that forges such powerful elements of nature: iron, fire and water.
Seeing such elegant swords born from raw iron not only captivated my mind, but also captured my heart.
It was then that, as a child, I decided that I would become the greatest swordsmith in the world.
” The King and the whole court continued to listen in silence to the humble craftsman.
“Growing up, I read all the books that were written about the art of sword making and learned every technique about ironworking.
And that’s not all.
If a book did not contain the word ‘sword’, if a discussion was not about ironworking, and in general, if an activity had nothing to do with swords, I simply did not waste my time with it.
I believe this is the secret of my Excellency Majesty.”
This story is to explain to you that there are not so many ways to become good, there are no shortcuts or magic wands but it must be a small obsession, a constant, it must be a lifestyle.
You have to study art and practice!
The ability and development of skills is a process.
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