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

  • Published: 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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Comments • 1 315

  • Felix Tan
    Felix Tan  4 days back

    Anyone know what kind of stropping wheel is he using?

    • Smoker X
      Smoker X  7 days back

      HOW DO YOU KNOW MY NAME IS VINNY!?! -_- who have you been talking to? what do you know?

      • tinkdnuos
        tinkdnuos  2 weeks back

        How is the "powdered" iron treated to prevent oxidation...?

        • Christopher Clarke
          Christopher Clarke  2 weeks back

          Do you even use the knife? I've not seen it in any videos since this one...

          • Aaaronicus
            Aaaronicus  2 weeks back

            OSHA has left the chat

            • Donovan Steele
              Donovan Steele  2 weeks back

              Dude. That shop.... AF. 👍

              • Rusty Shackelford
                Rusty Shackelford  2 weeks back

                Bill nye is not a scientist fak stop using his stupid face.

                • Lwiz
                  Lwiz  2 weeks back

                  Bob Kramer looks like an older Jason Sudeikis

                  • Ask A Walker with Keller Williams Kingstowne

                    14:05 the look I give my clients when they receive multiple offers on a property while simultaneously putting their dream house under contract and hearing that the 1st and only child received a scholarship covering all of their tuition to the invy league school of their dreams.

                    • m j
                      m j  2 weeks back

                      Make tequila!!

                      • The Bone Witch
                        The Bone Witch  3 weeks back

                        ugh this is so cool! I want to make a knife also!

                        • Lauren Rebecca
                          Lauren Rebecca  3 weeks back

                          I’m bringing a knife as a gift to the next funeral I attend

                          • Barney Quinn
                            Barney Quinn  3 weeks back

                            Brads training is complete. Next step: Forged in Fire

                            • Emma Barton
                              Emma Barton  3 weeks back

                              That knife is absolutely beautiful

                              • Story Walsh
                                Story Walsh  3 weeks back

                                hey, I live there. here I guess.

                                • Daily Divine Guidance
                                  Daily Divine Guidance  3 weeks back

                                  Omg Chris and Brad were in Bellingham- Where I LIVE. 😭😭😭

                                  • m bp
                                    m bp  3 weeks back

                                    Thanks for making me a little bit smarter everyday BA! 🤯❤

                                    • Sonya McClary
                                      Sonya McClary  4 weeks back

                                      "If you love someone, buy them a knife." And hope they love you too and don't stab you with it.

                                      • Meagan K
                                        Meagan K  4 weeks back

                                        My favorite thing about this series is that he goes to local businesses and family owned places instead these huge corporations. It makes me really want to support my local businesses

                                        • ish and other things
                                          ish and other things  4 weeks back

                                          What breed is farley?

                                          • ssi1991
                                            ssi1991  4 weeks back

                                            What, no Cr in a kitchen knife? That’s going to be pain to care for...especially when working with salty and acidic foodstuffs...

                                            • Sean Johnson
                                              Sean Johnson  4 weeks back

                                              Anthony Bourdain already did this before you.

                                              • vin 950
                                                vin 950  4 weeks back

                                                that is so cool that he makes the steel himself. I have never seen anyone do that before.

                                                • kenthatfr
                                                  kenthatfr  1 months back

                                                  Shaving arm hair was something we always did after sharpening our knives in the meat market. That's one of the best skills I learned in that job, making a razor sharp knife. * Of course we washed the knives before using them lol.

                                                  • XListener
                                                    XListener  1 months back

                                                    Foam Brewing is sooo good, nice sweater Brad!

                                                    • Joaquin Bernadez
                                                      Joaquin Bernadez  1 months back

                                                      This is oddly satisfying

                                                      • Chilly B Willy
                                                        Chilly B Willy  1 months back

                                                        that voice crack tho... 1:43

                                                        • jeff
                                                          jeff  1 months back

                                                          I’m sure that place is violating OSHA laws

                                                          • A B
                                                            A B  1 months back

                                                            no safety glasses lol

                                                            • Shre
                                                              Shre  1 months back

                                                              That man in video deserves the world...he's too sweet

                                                              • freew67
                                                                freew67  1 months back

                                                                100% Brad needs to visit Alec Steele and colab on a knife. Their 2 personalities would be golden together.

                                                                • ebonyonce
                                                                  ebonyonce  1 months back

                                                                  If you love someone ....get them a knife

                                                                  • chad elliott
                                                                    chad elliott  1 months back

                                                                    That looks like it would be so much fun to make one!

                                                                    • Brudny Nurek
                                                                      Brudny Nurek  1 months back

                                                                      I wish I could afford to spend that kind of coin on a knife.

                                                                      • GivenAlias
                                                                        GivenAlias  1 months back

                                                                        I hope you went to Homeskillet across the street cause that place has great food.

                                                                        • Hiatt Purcell
                                                                          Hiatt Purcell  2 months back

                                                                          up size down

                                                                          • bu5
                                                                            bu5  2 months back

                                                                            i can’t believe no one wrote out what it says at 3:57

                                                                            • L S
                                                                              L S  2 months back

                                                                              Would be nice if you wrote the real temperature as well.

                                                                              • TyrantRex
                                                                                TyrantRex  2 months back

                                                                                I LOVE Bon Appetit's videos, but I absolutely HATE all of the stupid, unnecessary edits. How ADHD is the editor of theses videos that they MUST add some clip art or thought/speech bubble every 30 seconds? Give it a rest. I want to watch what is actually going on, not your "editing brilliance".

                                                                                • Yafet Getachew
                                                                                  Yafet Getachew  2 months back

                                                                                  Watching in 2019 and trying to find that one comment that praises the "Call it a knife" pun.

                                                                                  • oldcowbb
                                                                                    oldcowbb  2 months back

                                                                                    This sir, will kill

                                                                                    • JanPospisil42
                                                                                      JanPospisil42  2 months back

                                                                                      "Oh god! A bee."

                                                                                      • 12957294
                                                                                        12957294  2 months back

                                                                                        “Call it a knife” slick

                                                                                        • Aymei Deona
                                                                                          Aymei Deona  2 months back

                                                                                          Brad! Safety first gesus!

                                                                                          • Pale Horse
                                                                                            Pale Horse  2 months back

                                                                                            Did your dude actually say "profesh"? You seriously should have given him a backhanded slap for that. Good god.

                                                                                            Actually, just make sure he got fired for that.

                                                                                            • Paul Feist
                                                                                              Paul Feist  2 months back

                                                                                              I’m way late to this video, but just wanted to say I hope Brad appreciates that “master class” he just got! There aren’t 10 bladesmiths in North America that make their own crucible steel!

                                                                                            • Greg Ameele
                                                                                              Greg Ameele  2 months back

                                                                                              Gotta wear safety glasses man, especially in that environment

                                                                                              • Benjamin Meeks
                                                                                                Benjamin Meeks  2 months back

                                                                                                If you are ever grinding or sanding stuff, you should definitely have glasses and a respirator for sure.