giovedì 17 novembre 2011

Video | Handmade Portraits – The Sword Maker

Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker from Etsy on Vimeo.

Korehira Watanabe is one of the last remaining Japanese swordsmiths. He has spent 40 years honing his craft in an attempt to recreate Koto, a type of sword that dates back to the Heian and Kamakura periods (794-1333 AD). No documents remain to provide context for Watanabe’s quest, but he believes he has come close to creating a replica of this mythical samurai sword.

lunedì 14 novembre 2011

Tricker’s for End Hunting Co.

Masters of the collab, Tricker’s now find themselves shaking hands with the guys at Newcastle’s End Clothing. Digging into the archives the ‘End Hunting Co’ chose the long-wing Golosh country brogue. They’ve added a few exclusive touches in the form of contrast leather, durable Dainite soles, canvas heel pull and a single alternate brass eyelet. The relative simplicity of this collaboration makes this shoe that little bit special. Find them at End.

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Veras Levante Mountain Boot

A peek at the Levante boot from Veras. If you’re on a ‘hanging out with wildlife’ vibe right now then these might just be your kind of thing. Made by skilled craftsmen in one of Portugal’s oldest factories these are built for comfort and durability with their padded ankles and traditional sewn welts. Available in a range of forest friendly colours, find them at Oliver Spencer and Number Six.