A good knife, expertly crafted, is a treasure for any tool kit or kitchen. Luke Snyder of Bloodroot Blades in Arnoldsville, Georgia has had a unique chance to hone his craft over the years. This is a family endeavor as growing up, his father worked at a historical farm as a resident blacksmith and woodworker. So he's had a lot of practice...
David Van Wyk has joined Luke to apprentice and learn the craft as well. The pair have garnered quite the reputation, known for their use of recycled metals as they spend many an hour scouring auto yards and junkyards for acceptable materials. There is a long waiting list to receive a knife from these two as each knife is a custom order, made for each customer's wants and needs. Every knife is hand forged, one of a kind and they use no patterns or jigs.
The Bloodroot handles are just as impressive as the metals. Materials have included antler, Pecan, Maple, Walnut and Beech trees to name a few, My favorite is their impressive skill of layering cloth and resin to create knife scales. They have crafted handles made with a Woolrich plaid jacket or a Colombian coffee bag. These above knife handles were made with a customer's father's military jacket and some firefighter pants. How cool is that?
To learn more about Luke and David's extensive and impressive knife making process, just click here.