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Bob Kramer, master knifemaker and bladesmith. A true craftsman.
Thanks for sharing that.
What an amazing story! Those knives are pretty nice. I wonder how my Shun knives would compare against a Bob Kramer knife?
I LOVE stories like this, where the now-master craftsman was troubled earlier in life because he hadn’t yet found a way to make use of his unique style and abilities.
Would that everyone could learn enough about themselves to find their calling…
Thanks for posting.
Interesting video, thanks for sharing.
When I was at the Do Lectures last year I remeber this guy talking about his company which makes axes and being transfixed.
Hopefully you’ll like what I’m sharing too! :)
The Do Lectures – Gabriel Branby
Best post in months
Great link Jason. Very inspirational, thanks.
Woah, this was awesome. My dad had a friend who this reminded me of, Roy Bystrom. He was also dyslexic and did so many different things and ended up excelling at most of them. He built tons of stuff from go carts, to microscopes, to thermocouples, to golf gadgets. He also excelled at photography. I wish a video of that guy and his life of craftsmanship had been put together before he died about a year ago. I think you guys would have dug that too. There’s a little bit more about about Roy on our blog if you’re interested. (Coincidentally this post makes a mention of you guys too :) )
If you are entertained by knives and swords cutting through large slabs of meat, enjoy these videos.
Looks like he partnered with Shun on some knives
If you like stories like this you should check this Tasmanian knife maker who lives in rural Tasmania and makes similar knives but by hand.
Great documentary about him
Perfect. That is real man job! Web design is for pussies.
The Best Designer Alive
Chow has a great video series called Obsessives and one is about Joel Bukiewicz who makes knives in Brooklyn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAFG5ZLYpjw
It’s worth watching.
I guess you could say he found his calling and stuck with it. These are the fun and interesting stories that really show how being an artist in your niche comes with a premium. Thousands of people make knives but only a few can sell their for thousands of dollars.
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