10 New American Artisans We Love
Here, ten of F&W's favorite new American artisans including knife makers who use scrap metal, a Brooklyn vodka distiller and a pop-up brunch party.
Upcyclers extraordinaire Luke Snyder (holding knife) and David Van Wyk melt down scrap metal, like an old car’s coil springs, and forge it into supersharp carbon-steel knives. The handles are often repurposed from a mix of resin and quilts, coffee bags or other fabrics. “There’s a story to each knife,” says Snyder. “You’re cutting vegetables with a Volkswagen and a handle made from your grandpa’s old jeans.” From $225; bloodrootblades.com.—CQ