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DESIGN
Carbon Steel Utility Knives from Civilware
Wandering through the wilderness, far from civilization, has both inherent benefits and risks. The more remote you get, the more you'll want gear that's sure to perform no matter what you come up against. Inspired by his own experience in the desert...
DESIGN
Horse Cycles' Camping Knife
Earlier this year, we met Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles. While visiting his workshop, we learned the man is truly capable with a bit of steel, and his skills and areas of interest often extend beyond the realm of building custom bicycles. This...
DESIGN
Deejo's Ultralight Knives
From the downright beautiful to the purpose-built, a good knife is an essential part of anyone's kit—whether camping in the bush or getting chores done around the house. France has a knack for producing some of the most celebrated blades, from the...
DESIGN
Finisterre Cold Water Surf Knife
Designed for those hitting frigid waves around the world, Cornwall-based cold water surf brand Finisterre appeals to the function-minded surfer. Their latest offering is the world's first knife designed specifically for surfers in cold climates...
CULTURE
Call Sign: Pegasus
In an impassioned and informative short documentary by director Brian Fortune, viewers are given a glimpse into one man's extraordinary life. Chris Goldmann, the film's subject, is the founder of Pegasus Knives. With deft attention to detail, material...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
This time of year, showering friends, family, colleagues and your favorite bodega owner with thoughtful gifts is a congenial way to show your appreciation. More than simply a token stocking stuffer, the below items culled from the Cool Hunting gift...
TRAVEL
Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 4 of 5
To really get a feel for a foreign place, completely immersing yourself is often the only option—and what better way to do so than camping, cooking and enjoying some local fare. When we weren't indulging in Louisiana boudin and Mississippi BBQ buffets...
FOOD-DRINK
Maison & Objet Autumn 2013: Kitchenware
All kinds of new approaches to cooking and kitchenware were on offer in the renewed COOK+DESIGN exhibit at Maison & Objet in Paris this year, and many of the most eye-catching designs were also often the most functional. An evident theme throughout...
FOOD-DRINK
Perceval 9.47 Table Knives
When Michelin-starred chef Yves Charles couldn't find a table knife to match the caliber of his cooking, he decided to make one. Inspired by the pocket knives carried by many of his compatriots—and the 9.47% ABV wine Charles and his friends shared...
DESIGN
Fangblade by Stephan Alexandr
Continuing his curious exploration of alternative uses for animal bones, Portland's Stephan Alexandr recently released his latest artistic creation—the Fangblade. Carved from alligator jawbones, the handy letter-openers still sport vestigial teeth...
DESIGN
Best Made Co. Laguiole 127 Knife
The latest tool to get the royal Best Made Co. treatment, the Laguiole 127, is a better functioning and more aesthetically pleasing version of your traditional toothpick pocket knife. As we've seen before, Best Made really knows their way around...
DESIGN
Best Made Co. Masanobu VG-10 Knife Series
Best known for their brightly painted axes, NYC-based outdoor enthusiasts Best Made Co. deal in all things outdoor-oriented, so long as they're of the highest quality and craftsmanship. The latest to hit the Best Made online market is the Masanobu...
DESIGN
Williams Knife Company
A master craftsmen, Chris Williams oversees the creation of his knives from the sheath to the blade. Working out of his studio in South Carolina, Williams dedicates himself to creating blades that are as functional as they are beautiful. By using...
DESIGN
Florentine Kitchen Knives
A brilliant series of utility knives from Israeli designer Tomer Botner brings together high-end craftsmanship with social advocacy. The blades have been created with the help of 17 local suppliers, craftsmen and professionals from Tel Aviv's Florentine...
FOOD-DRINK
Heart Part
Share food with a loved one with Heart Part, a cleverly designed eating utensil that opens up into two pieces combining fork, knife and scoop. Recently spotted at the NY International Gift Fair by our friend Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT design...
DESIGN
G. Wiseman Sodbuster
There is a deep-rooted bond between human beings and blades, born from our mysterious history roaming the cave systems of France and the jungles in southeast Asia. The knife is one of our simplest tools, but is still extremely important. When one...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Zwilling Pro
Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently gave us the opportunity to stop by the factory in Solingen, Germany to see the production process behind their new Zwilling Pro knife series. The Pro, created by architect and designer Matteo Thun, signals the brand...
FOOD-DRINK
Bought, Borrowed & Stolen
The daughter of a historian, British chef Allegra McEvedy grew up traveling the world with her father as he researched the obscure remainders of centuries past. Encouraged to keep a diary, McEvedy found herself writing more about the food she was...
DESIGN
Five Folding Knives
The token tool carried by boy scouts and mountain men the world over, a pocket knife is a useful device to have whether in a city or outdoors. The versatile tool can can cut you free in an emergency or simply slice an apple for lunch, keeping it a...
TECH
Survivalist Essentials
Call it apocalyptic fantasy or a primitive urge, the allure of relying on little more than wit, instinct and a few essentials in the wild brings out the inner Bear Grylls in all of us. (For those who prefer leaving the survival adventures to the folks...
DESIGN
Suwada Blacksmith Works
Following in the tradition and quality of Japanese metal and blade manufacturing Suwada Blacksmith Works has been crafting the the highest quality bonsai shears and cutters since 1926. Simply but elegantly designed for function-specific use, the...
FOOD-DRINK
Bob Kramer by Zwilling
The term "Master Bladesmith" may stir images of medieval men hammering steel on anvils, preparing for battle. Yet visit the workshop of Bob Kramer, one of only a hundred certified such experts in the world, and you'll find a modern craftsman at work...
TECH
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Cut Brooklyn: Knifemaker Joel Bukiewicz
In a small studio in Brooklyn, novelist-turned-knifemaker Joel Bukiewicz crafts knives of the highest quality under the label Cut Brooklyn. Our video visits Joel in his studio and watches the exceedingly rare craft of cutting and sanding steel to...
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