1. The Birth Of A Tool. Part III. Damascus steel knife making (by John Neeman Tools)

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    This is the 3rd part of our documentary series uncovering the process of making Scandinavian Damascus steel or pattern welded knife. Our team recently has joined one of the most skilled bladesmiths in the Baltic States - Chris. This movie is a dedication to him with an honor to his skills and experience. Special thanks to the band Foreign Fields from Nashville for allowing us to use their song as a soundtrack for our documentary. "It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God." Mahathma Ghandi Please visit us: neemantools.com facebook.com/neemantools flickr.com/photos/neemantools/

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    • Santoni through the eyes of Bruno Aveillan

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      Santoni through the eyes of Bruno Aveillan Santoni collaborates with award-winning multi-media French artist Bruno Aveillan creating a short movie and a series of pictures that talk about manual dexterity, dedication, extended timelines, craftsmanship. The culture of making things is expressed through an elliptical narrative defined by skilful gestures. The process of construction of a shoe made by hand offers the plot of a story that is always the same yet always different, repetition being the only key uniqueness. With a gaze that is both poetic and analytical – an analysis made of feelings, empathy, emotions, because it is always the heart that communicates to the mind, and not vice versa – Aveillan tiptoes into the Santoni ateliers, where unique creations come to life through techniques that are passed on from hand to hand and innovation stems from tradition. He moves lightly, almost unseen, like a lyrical voyeur. The atmosphere is suspended: the images ooze a painterly, timeless aura. Naturally and silently, Aveillan chooses his protagonists: the hands of the artisans, the tools that they use. He isolates the different elements into an abstract and pragmatic dimension. Far from being mere contemplation, the observation follows the course of the loving gestures that give life to the shoes. But it is not on the product that Aveillan focuses: rather, on the process, on the rituals and emotional precision that define the DNA of handmade shoes. Bruno Aveillan’s touch is personal yet impalpable. He works in soft focus using veiled lights that erase the unnecessary. Still, he goes deep, revealing the very essence of an art that Santoni, stubbornly, keeps alive in the era of mechanization. It is the culture of making things: savoir faire as a vision and an essential quality, a sign of individuality of those who create, for those who use it. www.santonishoes.com

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      • Factory Video

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        Filmed inside the Native Shoes factory this short film takes you behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the innovative manufacturing process. The images reveal the beauty behind the skilled craftsmanship of EVA injection molding. You no longer have to wonder how that pair of cushy, candy colored shoes came to be. The future of footwear delivered on time by Ray-Ban-wearing Technicians. Now Shipping to You! shop.nativeshoes.com

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        • Portrait of An American Craftsman - Frank Clegg

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          Marcus Troy takes us with him to Frank Clegg's workshop as they discuss products, craftsmanship and way of life. Interviewed by Marcus Troy Filmed & Edited by Donny Colantonio

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          • Frederique Constant Genève Manufacture

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            Visit the Frédérique Constant Manufacture and learn more about Frédérique Constant company and it's manufacturing.

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            • Sizzle & Depth

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              John Young talks about his craft of making violins. Produced by Chris Morgan | Two Sherpas LLC | www.twosherpas.com, (this is the 5 minute version / original longer version is here: https://vimeo.com/78120465)

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