Blog Stories The Sharpest Blade Cuts Deepest

The Sharpest Blade Cuts Deepest

By Steve Brian, August 14, 2019

And what is the sharpest blade? The keenest edge?

A saber, a scimitar, a katana?

How about a scalpel or a razor? Maybe obsidian.

The sharpest object in the world is believed to be a tungsten wire exposed to an electric field in the nitrogenous environment of a field ion microscope — reducing the wire down to a needle with the width of a single atom.

It doesn’t get much finer than that.

However, the sharpest blade to which I’m referring is the human mind.

But a keen intellect like yours already picked up on that, right? You’ve pieced it together. You’ve puzzled it out. You keep your own brain acutely-honed, able to pick up on the minutest and most minuscule minutiae. Your logic is not to be trifled with. Your reason remains a paragon of perception and of paramount preeminence.

You see a puzzle, a labyrinth, an enigma — you put your mind to the mental grindstone, sharpen your thoughts to the task at hand, whet the edge of your wits like a razor honed on the barber’s strop — and with your thoughts cutting through the fog of mystery, misdirection and illusion, seek the truths hidden within the center of the maze.

But for those of us not gifted with your single-atom’s width intellect, we’ll just have to continue honing and whetting our minds at Escapism Portland till our own blades cut deeper. Every Sherlock needs a Moriarty to balance the equation after all.


Steve Brian

Broker | OR


Steve has made his career based on the concept that “service comes first.” He has helped clients buy and sell homes on both sides of the river and has a strong understanding of what it takes to negotiate in a way that allows his clients to feel that their best interests are always at the forefront of the negotiation table. He has worked with first time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors alike, priding himself on being able to provide well-informed advice based on the current market and leaving the final decisions up to his clients! After moving to Portland in 2002, Steve bounced around different neighborhoods on the Eastside of Portland and grew a love for straight shots of espresso. He has now planted roots with his family in the Terra Linda neighborhood of NW Portland and is a sucker for a delicious beer on a hot, summer day from one of the many local breweries in Portland. When he’s not wearing his “Steve the REALTOR®” hat, he likes to spend time with his wife and two boys, taking trips to OMSI, The Zoo, or just putting on some mud boots and finding trails to explore. "Service Comes First!"
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