Author RA Carbajal’s new book “The Blade, the Beginning” is a gripping novel about two families who are irrevocably linked by a fighting knife.


RA Carbajal, a retired infantry first sergeant, has completed his new book “The Blade, the Beginning”: a gripping and powerful story that follows the two intertwined families as the blade repeatedly rises to connect them to the their country’s deadliest conflicts.

The author RA Carbajal is a trained paratrooper, drill sergeant and air assault soldier. He holds degrees in history with minors in math and science. He is a member of the 82nd Airborne Association. After twenty-two years in the military and twenty years as an educator, at sixty-eight he now lives in a quiet retirement in Pasadena, Texas, with his wife, Maria.

Author RA Carbajal begins his compelling work by writing, “The decision was to make a real dagger of the Scottish Highlanders. Many of his clients of Scottish origin had asked him about such a blade. The craftsman began the process of stoking the fires and heating the coals to the required temperature. His oven was old but usable. A large bellows powered by his apprentice – a fourteen-year-old boy – kept the flow of oxygen constant to bring the coals to the proper heat, as indicated by the color. The craftsman waited for the coals to reach the color of dried straw or dull yellow, indicating an appropriate temperature of 2,000 to 2,100 degrees. This is where years of experience paid off – the backbreaking work of himself working for a master blacksmith and seeing and practicing this process hundreds of times.

Published by Page Publishing, RA Carbajal’s compelling tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through history as interconnected families experience deadly conflict, continually finding themselves bound by the blade.

Readers who wish to experience this creative work can purchase “The Blade, the Beginning” in bookstores around the world or online at Apple’s iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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