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

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  • Published on:  Thursday, December 14, 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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  • Boss Hog
    Boss Hog  14 hours ago

    Brad, you lucky SOB

  • razordu30
    razordu30  19 hours 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  yesterday

    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  2 days ago +3

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

  • FluffyMatzahBalls
    FluffyMatzahBalls  2 days ago

    This was a really cool video!

  • Demon Eon
    Demon Eon  3 days ago

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

  • Twitch Linkzy
    Twitch Linkzy  4 days ago

    this is called an endothermic reaction 1:39

  • Mari O'Malley
    Mari O'Malley  4 days 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  4 days ago

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

  • Agent JimmyCheese
    Agent JimmyCheese  5 days ago

    Should have engraved SKIPPER on it

  • Clinton Webb
    Clinton Webb  5 days ago +1

    People watching in 2020 like "this is the way"

  • Clinton Webb
    Clinton Webb  5 days ago

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

  • Clinton Webb
    Clinton Webb  5 days ago +3

    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"

  • Suzanne Szárai
    Suzanne Szárai  6 days ago


  • JosheyG34
    JosheyG34  6 days ago

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

  • Grimm Day
    Grimm Day  6 days ago

    That was amazing

  • Matthew B
    Matthew B  6 days ago

    That’s one beautiful knife.

  • Adam Hubbard
    Adam Hubbard  6 days ago

    Bob Kramer is the reason I got into blacksmithing

  • Steinar la.
    Steinar la.  7 days ago

    Not bad Brad.

  • Lena Law
    Lena Law  7 days ago +2

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