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  • Kenneth Correa
    Kenneth Correa 15 days ago

    Don’t forget you’re not in Britain anymore so get good health insurance. And even then you still will go bankrupt.

  • Benjamin Kelley
    Benjamin Kelley 17 days ago

    I forgot, this video came out on my birthday. He moved to the US just for me lol

  • Solomon Malkuth
    Solomon Malkuth 19 days ago

    Oh Man! I live in Missoula, MT. I hope you'll be near here somewhat! If you end up with an opening for IT/Video Editing work, I'd love to apply!

  • Matthew Fultz
    Matthew Fultz 25 days ago

    Montana... Talk about the middle of nowhere lol. Love these videos!

  • Tom The English Picker

    Sadly another talented artist leaving our shores, but I can totally see why, especially with all the restrictions on knife sales and loss in manufacturing / craft skills. Good Luck :-)

    • Tom The English Picker
      Tom The English Picker 15 days ago

      +Lauren Clark Very true

    • Lauren Clark
      Lauren Clark 15 days ago

      It really is sad to see more talent leave but tbh it seems anyone with some sense gets out as soon as possible.

  • Mark A. Stephens
    Mark A. Stephens 26 days ago +1

    Really great Alec, stoked for you and the upcoming team mate. I hear the country out west if beautiful over there. Have you heard of Abom79 (TheXvidr)? He does a lot of heavy machining work. Might give him a look up once you are state side, could help finding the machines you may need for the next work shop. Best of luck. :-)

  • Cole Smith
    Cole Smith 27 days ago

    Oh god! You moved here and had to switch to imperial??? I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Xentraq
    Xentraq 29 days ago

    caught up in the american dream. brings a tear to my eye :)

  • Dustin Farnum
    Dustin Farnum 29 days ago

    Stick to metric.. I'm from the us and I'm glad I've learned both, but when I have a choice, I always use metric.

  • Phillip Nicholson
    Phillip Nicholson Month ago

    Anybody know which country's flag is on the wall behind Alec at 3:10? It very very closely resembles the flag from Chile, but not exactly.

  • Shane Powell
    Shane Powell Month ago

    Glad to have you Mr. Steel.

  • lefroy1
    lefroy1 Month ago

    Can't say I blame you for wanting out of the UK. Losing talent like yourself will be blow though, but our loss will be America's gain. They'll be lucky to have you. Bon chance!

  • Jamie Reid
    Jamie Reid Month ago +2

    There is literally no opportunity in the USA though.
    The last 2 presidents ran America into extreme debt. Obama was the worst.
    Now, America is a racially divided and bankrupt. It's a sad place now.
    Maybe Trump will keep managing to pour money into the economy, however, I doubt it.
    In 100 years time America will destroy itself with socialist morons.
    There will be laws to literally stop people having opinions etc etc.
    And sadly the UK is following in the same steps.

    • Username
      Username 22 days ago +1

      Are you American? I ask because your comment is so far from the truth it's insane. I hope you'll stop letting media mold your mind and begin thinking for yourself. We are not bankrupt. Far from it. We are largely in debt, but, in fact, our market is improving substantially. Just one of our states is now one of the top five of world economies (California).
      Also, we aren't "socially divided" to the extent you imply. There was recently a study done on this subject. Most of us agree with and get along with each other more so than in prior decades. What you see on the news is fear-mongering and abject lies used to gain viewership.
      *_And sadly the UK is following in the same steps._*
      Actually, I would suggest the U.S. is following in the U.K.'s steps.

  • Eric Hardester
    Eric Hardester Month ago

    Montana!! I need to visit there... sounds like the place of dreams

  • Shrike58
    Shrike58 Month ago +1

    You don't have to answer the question but I suspect that Brexit is having the personal impact that a public hanging has on a man's mind.

  • Logan Pina
    Logan Pina Month ago

    North Dakota would've been a good choice too!

  • Spencer King
    Spencer King Month ago

    Georgia gang

  • Jake Hornung
    Jake Hornung Month ago

    I would like to say from one of your many American viewers, Welcome to America my friend. You are a huge inspiration to me to get into and continue blacksmithing! And although I live in Pennsylvania, I loved Montana and I'm sure you will too!!! It's one of my favorite states, besides Pennsylvania, and there are beautiful national parks, and wonderful scenery. Anyways, I hope you enjoy America as much as I do! Love your work and your TheXvid channel and I can't wait to see more!!!

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell Month ago

    I hope your shows get picked up by Netflix.

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell Month ago

    Thank you Jamie for continuing to edit for the time you will.

  • Teena Pittman
    Teena Pittman Month ago

    Good ole MS'sippi. Lived here most of my life, the rest in Louisiana. Here in south MS'sippi, we only get a little bit of cold, and a whole lotta heat.

  • Blair Cox
    Blair Cox Month ago

    Jumping around the videos trying to figure out who Will is.

  • Blair Cox
    Blair Cox Month ago

    Blacksmithing, the original ADHD therapy.

  • Blair Cox
    Blair Cox Month ago

    Canada. Enough said.

  • steady bloke
    steady bloke Month ago

    Try selling cars, mate. You will be a good un

  • Cman
    Cman Month ago

    I fucking love this man’s passion. 🤘

  • Trace Gray
    Trace Gray Month ago

    Montana is my state. Montana is so beautiful. I enjoy the heat in the summer and the cold mornings. The snow in the winter. I hope you love Montana just as much as I do.

  • Moira Stanish
    Moira Stanish Month ago

    Alec you should go skiing at big sky skiing resorts

  • DjKinetec
    DjKinetec Month ago

    Glad to see you getting out of that communist hellhole known as England.

    • god left me unfinished
      god left me unfinished Month ago

      +J G the UK is pretty shitty tho 😂 north Florida is where it's at.

    • J G
      J G Month ago

      Says someone whos probably never left his home nation.

  • Jason Britt
    Jason Britt Month ago

    This is awesome Alec! The wife kids and I are moving from the Atlanta area to Montana soon I can’t wait!

  • VOLHans
    VOLHans Month ago

    Wait till he finds out we drive on the other side of the roads over here too!

  • Dirt Road Cowboy
    Dirt Road Cowboy Month ago

    Man if you started in Mississippi then you aughta come back down to the 'sip

  • Andy ******
    Andy ****** Month ago

    When you move next come to Texas

  • Shyden Pierce
    Shyden Pierce Month ago

    Alec, I'm Montana. It'll be great having you here!
    Edit: If I could do an apprenticeship under you that would be amazing!

  • Greg Sandy
    Greg Sandy Month ago

    Hello, you make some beautiful steel work, just so you know, no flag can fly higher, or hang higher that the U.S. Flag. Thank you for hanging it.

    • Max Creelman
      Max Creelman Month ago

      but to be honest it don't really matter its not a law just manners.

    • Max Creelman
      Max Creelman Month ago

      yeah if you hang the UK flag it should be same height. American rules are weird 😂

  • Justus Kelly
    Justus Kelly Month ago

    I love your Canadian flag

  • Neo Baggins
    Neo Baggins Month ago

    Not that I watch every one of your videos, but I legit assumed you were already in the US based on your flag choices...

  • Douglas Taylor
    Douglas Taylor Month ago

    Can you make guns now?

  • grumpybill
    grumpybill 2 months ago

    This dude is serious about Brexit

  • Gaijin Senpai
    Gaijin Senpai 2 months ago

    Glad to see the kind of person that we actually want to immigrate is on his way.

  • rickrudd
    rickrudd 2 months ago

    Inches, feet, miles, gallons, and pounds. I love them.

  • ClutchUpCody
    ClutchUpCody 2 months ago

    You sir are a true American inside and out. Welcome to America!!!

  • twiexcursori
    twiexcursori 2 months ago

    Lateish, but I hope the editing stays as frankly fantastic as it was before.
    Seriously, the editing on this channel has been top. notch. @jamie.popple deserves the highest praises.

  • Mjölnir Odinson
    Mjölnir Odinson 2 months ago

    Whoa! I live in Montana! That’s so cool! Ever plan on doing a met and greet or anything? 406 life brother

  • CadillacJak
    CadillacJak 2 months ago

    Montana is beautiful

  • steersman 1812
    steersman 1812 2 months ago

    Came back to see if you;ve changed any ....no you're still too much hype for me.Good smith just can't stand your style. Stop acting can you be normal?

  • ox2kxj
    ox2kxj 2 months ago +2

    WELCOME to AMERICA Brother!

  • Scott King
    Scott King 2 months ago

    TV shows, moving to America, what A crazy time congratulations

  • Charles Robinson
    Charles Robinson 2 months ago

    Welcome to the USA!
    Make sure you visit Glacier National park

  • ReddyUp
    ReddyUp 2 months ago

    This is very exciting. Very smart move imo.

  • Peter Cox
    Peter Cox 2 months ago

    Is this really about EU Article 13? If your viewers are mainly in the US - I can't blame you. A good strategic decision, I'm sure there will be other creators who will follow you.

  • mwnciboo
    mwnciboo 2 months ago

    He's like the LINUS of forging...

  • shaw4020
    shaw4020 2 months ago

    Congrats fella

  • john pietros
    john pietros 3 months ago

    Welcome to the USA. Hope you do well

  • T wagner
    T wagner 3 months ago

    Emigration is indeed a big step for you Alec and that means maybe we will cross paths here as I live in Ohio. I will pray for you. I emigrated to Mexico and it nearly broke me as the culture shock was great. It's going to be harder than you think.

  • Christian
    Christian 3 months ago

    Haven't checked in in a while, but dang that shop is a cluttered mess... Maybe you should have built more horizontal surfaces on the vertical surfaces...

  • dubsaloon Moore
    dubsaloon Moore 3 months ago

    The motors will work fine here only difference is 60hz power, motors don't know the difference.

  • ryvr madduck
    ryvr madduck 3 months ago

    Oh great, another immigrant!

  • cageordie
    cageordie 3 months ago

    You could have just swapped the motors on some of those. There are ways to run UK equipment. But moving the machines would have been a total pain. Montana huh? Nice place. I wonder how you'll actually find it. I've lived in the US for just shy of 21 years, been to way more of the US than most Americans. So how'd you do it? You haven't married an American? Entertainer's visa?

  • stpdfkr
    stpdfkr 3 months ago

    i mean.. its a cool name :p

  • Welp this is here
    Welp this is here 3 months ago

    We use both the metric and imperial in the US ....anyway I lived in Montana for 4 years it's a great state and the wilderness is amazing!

  • yellowdeer 7
    yellowdeer 7 3 months ago

    Beautiful state Montana!

  • Soool
    Soool 3 months ago

    You got a damn TV show???? I'm so impressed by your climb, Alec.

  • sean jonson
    sean jonson 3 months ago +7

    You will Enjoy much LESS regulation for starting business in USA now (Thank you Mr. President)

    • Brig McLean
      Brig McLean Month ago +2

      Any idea what regulation we have in the UK for starting a business? That's right, sod all! You don't even have to register to be self-employed, simply file tax returns each year. Yeah... I'm sure the US of A is great, or at least might be again when the orange dementia monkey leaves the whitehouse.

    • Christian
      Christian 3 months ago +3

      hahahahahahaha Yeah cause businesses do a great job of regulating themselves, and all the increased competition, except in the things we use everyday, like internet, phone... (reminder did you throw out all your romaine lettuce?)

  • Alexander
    Alexander 3 months ago

    Welcome to America!!!

  • p4tmchef
    p4tmchef 3 months ago

    Nice. It's funny how the bitches that live here would have you believe the US is a horrible place......yet everyone seems to want to come here. ;)
    We welcome you sir!!!

  • Razzer 1983
    Razzer 1983 3 months ago

    Harry potter moves to the USA!

  • JBratt
    JBratt 3 months ago

    You should have come to Texas! Switchblades are legal here!

  • Jason Baker
    Jason Baker 3 months ago

    Hey Alec, if you need a video editor I can help out. Only catch is I can only work remotely. Not in Montana.

  • Michael O
    Michael O 3 months ago

    I'm happy my home state of Mississippi contributed to someone like you in a positive way! This video got me excited for you!

  • one shine
    one shine 3 months ago

    Where about in Montana MT I drive through all the time in my big rig perhaps I can pay you to build some things for my truck like a custom tv bracket or lighting brackets for my mirrors

  • All The Hobbies
    All The Hobbies 3 months ago

    Welcome to the US. We are lucky to have you.

  • SplatNode
    SplatNode 3 months ago

    rest of world: metric is good and everyone uses it

  • Ashley and Micah English

    there isn't a single American who doesn't want you here... Great news!
    Team America 1

  • Ricky
    Ricky 3 months ago

    Time to start gunsmithing

  • Flymochairman1
    Flymochairman1 3 months ago

    Still, can ye pit a coulter on a plough-blade? That's what counts. !:^) KIDDING! As already said, all the best Alex.

  • mitchar0ni
    mitchar0ni 3 months ago

    I'm just curious what the visa and immigration process was like.

  • bussles
    bussles 3 months ago

    I believe I speak for all true patriots of this amazing nation, when I say you are the kind of immigrant we need, and welcome! You have a great skill, a mindset to grow, and you'll be a great contribution to any country you go TO. These are the virtues of the people that made America the best and most seek after country in the world. I'm grateful you chose USA, and I wish you all the best!

  • Heasyn Moodley
    Heasyn Moodley 3 months ago

    Show off that South African flag in your new shop

  • Vegard Løfaldli
    Vegard Løfaldli 3 months ago

    Metric > imperial :(


    The US is a great place for craftsmen as we have abundant resources. We also don't have laws that ban sharp knives and such, so no worries about not being able to complete your work. The Imperial system is not as bad as many think, and are based on household objects, like a cup is a cup, a foot is about the size as your foot, teaspoon is the same as a teaspoon, etc. It makes measuring convenient. Also the US has plenty of companies that use both, so no worries.

  • Beejay Swifter
    Beejay Swifter 3 months ago

    Oh, you poor baby! Do you have any idea what a Montana winter is like? Good luck and dress warm. ;)

  • katta
    katta 3 months ago

    Welcome to land of free!! Wondering what type of visa you got.

  • Deca Namwob
    Deca Namwob 3 months ago

    May Thor smile upon your adventures in the New World.
    Look forward to seeing you in the future.

  • Roze Walker
    Roze Walker 3 months ago

    Alec, how exciting for you! I just recently started watching you. Beautiful workmanship!! I'm from Montana. Welcome to Montana!!!

  • Awesomenesss Prime
    Awesomenesss Prime 3 months ago +1

    Congratulations! You are a hard worker, you've taken risks and you seem like a genuinely good guy. You deserve the reward!!!!!!!! God Bless!

  • Matthew
    Matthew 3 months ago

    Congrats on the move! I live in Alberta Canada, so I'll be just north of you! And speaking as a Canadian, please don't switch to imperial measurements..

  • James Timms
    James Timms 3 months ago

    Alec please please allow me to study under you! I live in Montana. I am also a Norse pagan and am wanting and dreaming of starting a blacksmithing business. I bring that up because seeing that you are moving to Montana I see that as a sign from the Aesir that my dream business is the path I am supposed to take. Please please let me know! You have no idea how excited I am! Thank you for your content, your reply, and your time!

  • daniel burns
    daniel burns 3 months ago

    Don't know about you but having so many flags in and around a workshop that contains high heat equipment is just plain stupid.

  • Renaissanceman86
    Renaissanceman86 3 months ago

    I still dont understand how he is going to the USA? Is there a special visa for blacksmiths I am missing out on?

    • Scott Shafer
      Scott Shafer Month ago

      U.S. law allows prospective immigrants to sponsor themselves. In addition, U.S. law provides a number of special immigrant categories, as well as an immigrant investor program.

    • Renaissanceman86
      Renaissanceman86 3 months ago

      +Morrigi192 I really dont think so - exceptional ability is really only reserved for athletes, move stars etc.

    • Morrigi192
      Morrigi192 3 months ago

      Having exceptional ability opens up another door to green cards, especially if it's related to small businesses. He may have managed to qualify for that.

    • Renaissanceman86
      Renaissanceman86 3 months ago

      +TAO ___FANG You dont say....in order to meet one of the immigration talents you either need to be an A) Investor B) Green Card Lottery C) International Student D) Have some special uber talent E) Have a job offer F) Spousal Sponsorship. All of which he does not appear to elude to....

    • TAO ___FANG
      TAO ___FANG 3 months ago

      Renaissanceman86 he more than likely legally went through immigration process?

  • Otto Skorzeny
    Otto Skorzeny 3 months ago

    awesome alec, you're a fine addition to our great country!

  • Edmund Paddington
    Edmund Paddington 3 months ago

    It’s very disappointing that people like you feel the need to emigrate but I don’t blame you one bit, Brexit Britain is basically f****d. I wish you all the best.

    • Edmund Paddington
      Edmund Paddington Month ago

      +J G "you tool" a typical brexiteer response. 4500 jobs gone at JLR this week.

    • J G
      J G Month ago

      Hes not emigrating due to brexit you tool. There is a much much larger smithing industry in the US.
      name one thing thats gone downhill since brexit.

  • Lodogg 3323
    Lodogg 3323 3 months ago +1

    Welcome to America!

  • Zach Wilcock
    Zach Wilcock 3 months ago +2

    I’m excited for you. I truly am. I look forward to seeing you journey in the US. Plus, you’re gonna be my state neighbor! I might in my lifetime have the opportunity to meet you. That is, if I REALLY get into blacksmithing.

  • Probably Not
    Probably Not 3 months ago

    Lol he thinks Americans are great. I'm an American and I can confidently say we are all idiots

  • nathan owen
    nathan owen 3 months ago

    How do you get to move to America?

  • Kyle Lee
    Kyle Lee 3 months ago

    He doesn't have to abandon the metric system just cause he's moving to the states. Realistically it doesn't matter where he shoots from, as long as the audience can convert it. I'm from Canada, and we go back and forth from metric to imperial all the time. Our older generations(50+), like to use imperial, most people younger than that got caught in the conversion years

  • Sean Gere
    Sean Gere 3 months ago

    First I'd like to say good in my old Country. Second I will tell you the metric is used in metal working in America. At least when it comes to milling and length work so you don't have to really about inches.
    I hope all works out for you.

  • Kenneth Stokesberry
    Kenneth Stokesberry 3 months ago

    Cold time of year to move, bring a good coat you will need it, Stop by Idaho and I can loan you one of mine. LOL

  • Anthony Turner
    Anthony Turner 3 months ago

    Well...so sad and honestly disappointed you're going mate we need craftsmen here teaching others the trade...but happy for you for getting to carry on your dream... 👍