Written by Margaret Budd
Photographed by Margaret Budd & Colleen Chalmers
Little dots of oil drip onto the sharpening rock before Dan Brewer starts to scrape the knife back and forth over the stone. His rough, aging hands are strong and precise with each stroke. The frayed ends of his long, gray beard are looped and tucked back into a braid, hiding behind his blue and purple tie-dyed apron.