Cut Brooklyn's Quest for the Perfect Handmade Kitchen Knife

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. 

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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