Craftsmanship is a word that is often thrown around in an unmerited fashion to describe the quality of work performed on any number of products. That’s not the case with bespoke knife workshop Join or Die. Every knife produced in the Richmond, Virginia shop is made by hand by a single craftsman – Brent Stubblefield. His specialty is wooden handle camp knives, so there was no better place for Uncrate to have their bourbon barrel knife commissioned. Uncrate visited Brent at his shop and documented the meticulous process of making one of their knives, from the forge to the sheath.
The result? The Bourbon Barrel Knife
The result of the commissioned, one-of-a-kind collaboration is a short-blade camp knife finished with a handle made solely from the wood of our single barrel of Russell’s Reserve. Each hand-cut handle is given an extra shot of high-heat charring along with an oil blend treatment to seal the grain from moisture. An AEB-L stainless steel blade is then set between the two heavily charred scales before being finished off with tonal carbon fiber pins. Limited to 100 examples, each bourbon barrel knife is sent alongside a custom black leather sheath made to hold this specific blade. Want one? Grab one here.