Cut Brooklyn's Quest for the Perfect Handmade Kitchen Knife

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Beginning with an urge just to "make stuff," Joel Bukiewicz started making knives by hand in his Brooklyn studio while on a hiatus from writing. As he perfected his craft, his business, Cut Brooklyn, thrived. This video is the second in the Made by Hand series by Keith Ehrlich, which profiles independent businesses dedicated to handcrafted products. 

The first installment of Made by Hand introduces Breuckelen Distilling Company, an independent distillery that makes organic gin. Watch it here, and read an interview with filmmaker Keith Ehrlich about his vision for the project here. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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