Brad Makes A Knife with Bob Kramer | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published on: 14 December 2017
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back for episode 20 of "It's Alive," and this time he's visiting the workshop of legendary knife maker Bob Kramer to see what goes into making a high quality chef's knife. Together they forge, grind, and squish their way through creating a 5 inch utility blade. A high quality chef's knife makes a great gift if you're still looking for the perfect present for your culinary loved ones this holiday season, or just to step up your own kitchen game. Check out for additional designs, products, and maintenance tips.

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    Brad Makes A Knife with Bob Kramer | It's Alive | Bon Appétit
  • Runtime : 14:6
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  • Tiffany
    Tiffany   4 hours ago

    Brad needs to make way more "How It's Made" videos. They're just as fascinating but so much more entertaining!

  • Xavier McQuiston
    Xavier McQuiston   1 days ago

    I never thought I could go far enough down the rabbit hole that is Youtube that my interests in forging and my interests in Bon Appetit and cooking would have a crossover. I am there, folks.

  • Michael Sauls
    Michael Sauls   2 days ago

    Bob Kramer? Best kitchen knife blacksmith in the world.

  • vapordub
    vapordub   5 days ago

    Only the truest of true potheads understood the smoking knife joke with the detective.. XD

  • RyTrapp0
    RyTrapp0   1 weeks ago

    Bob Kramer is such an absolute legend - in fact, I would argue that forging a knife with Kramer for this episode did a disservice to blade smithing/forging; he LITERALLY makes it look EASY! There's just no way that someone can watch this and think that it doesn't look pretty 'easy' and 'straightforward', he just works so effortlessly!Great episode!

  • Arjun Satheesh
    Arjun Satheesh   1 weeks ago

    3:54"To the press.""To the press, Vince""Brad makes knife""Critics say: Not Alive"Matt Hunzi is an editing God.

  • Houston Czech
    Houston Czech   1 weeks ago

    I was really hoping he was gonna make one of the giant knifes he uses that way we could see him use it all the time an it could've been a story to tell all the time on the show

  • Dwayne Gibbs
    Dwayne Gibbs   1 weeks ago

    So, technical question. Did y'all essentially make Wootz steel?

  • Josh Morency
    Josh Morency   1 weeks ago

    Whoever edited this deserves a raise for the Arthur Miller reference

  • daydream
    daydream   2 weeks ago

    That intro song was so satisfying, the way it was edited to fit with the hitting sounds.

  • Elena
    Elena   2 weeks ago

    why does a $1000 knife not have a full tang??

  • Maze_Optic
    Maze_Optic   3 weeks ago

    So no ones gonna talk ab the Damascus and how that's the camo in mw

  • Grace Bauer
    Grace Bauer   3 weeks ago

    "critics say: not alive!" 😂😂😂😂

  • razordu30
    razordu30   3 weeks ago

    Me, who has seen lots of knife king videos: “Alright, lets see what this video has going for it.”Kramer: “First we have to make the steel.”Me: “Holy crap.”Kramer: “Like sous vide for knives.”Me: mind blown

  • mark burress
    mark burress   3 weeks ago

    And then you cut onions and potatoes or tomatoes and all the art is...gone...blood, salt, Give me known quantity monosteel or stainless...

  • Ray Zen
    Ray Zen   3 weeks ago

    I know im like 2 years late but it should say “It’s A Knife” instead of “It’s Alive” cuz why not

  • Demon Eon
    Demon Eon   3 weeks ago

    Energetic Brad with a knife scares me sometimes cause he likes to gesture a lot.

  • Mari O'Malley
    Mari O'Malley   3 weeks ago

    I really love that bob straight up let Brad do the whole shebang, I'm sure he liked showing brad and Chris around, and obviously Brad had a grade A time

  • Isaac Sukenick
    Isaac Sukenick   3 weeks ago

    3:02 for future reference make sure to wear safety glasses.

  • Clinton Webb
    Clinton Webb   4 weeks ago

    People watching in 2020 like "this is the way"

  • Clinton Webb
    Clinton Webb   4 weeks ago

    I'm pretty sure Bob Kramer is Brad's long lost father, the way he knows how Brad thinks.

  • Clinton Webb
    Clinton Webb   4 weeks ago

    when bob dropped the hot steel, i was like "oh no brad dropped it!" but then we see it's bob and the camera pans to brad who's like "ha! you thought it was me but it WASN'T"

  • JosheyG34
    JosheyG34   4 weeks ago

    Why would you ever use °F? Is this 1820?

  • Matthew B
    Matthew B   4 weeks ago

    That’s one beautiful knife.

  • Adam Hubbard
    Adam Hubbard   1 months ago

    Bob Kramer is the reason I got into blacksmithing

  • Lena Law
    Lena Law   1 months ago

    Brad: "A little north of Seattle."Washingtonians: TWO AND A HALF HOURS

  • Dolphin H
    Dolphin H   1 months ago

    Only if I could afford just 1 Kramer knife