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When I got out of the Marine Corps, I bounced around from job to job, trying to find some normalcy again and find something I enjoyed doing. I met David Borron when I landed at an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa working nights together from 10pm to 10am. This man taught me how to live a life again and he doesn’t know it to this day but our talks about life, morals, direction, and principles, brought me back from some of the darkest times in my life and encouraged me to grow as a new man outside of the only thing I knew which was being a grunt in the Marine Corps. He encouraged me to follow my own paths even though he knew it would mean losing me as an employee because he knew I was meant to do more with myself. If it wasn’t for him I probably wouldnt be here today and I definitely wouldn’t be as well off as I am financially and more importantly, mentally. He is one of the most goal driven individuals I have ever met in my life and everything he does, he commits 100 percent too. He quit his salary position with the ethanol plant to pursue his passions of making knives. I owe my life to many of my Marine brothers and few of my closest friends. David is high on that list. You can see his work at hephaestus1987 or hephaestusblades on Instagram.


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