The Cutting Edge
"The things I make are not designed to simply sit on a shelf and look pretty, they are designed to be admired while you use them. To feel comfortable and look great when you use them. They are made from simple, durable, materials that will withstand a lifetime of everyday use."
"The Cutting Edge" will be an in-depth look at Gough Custom, a high-end bushcraft knife shop, and its creator Aaron Gough. The theme of the film is the power of self-teaching and the Internet as a hub of knowledge, since Gough Custom started in a basement with the knives being produced with only the most basic of tools and has since grown to incorporate CNC (computer numerical control) machining and incredible levels of precision, all learned through reading from books and the web.
One design, tuned to perfection over the course of years.Rather than making numerous designs that serve the same purpose, my philosophy is to make one knife design and fine-tune it to perfection with the input of customers and through my own testing and use of the knife. The current version of the Resolute is the result of hundreds of tiny design and process changes over the course of many years.
Eric Artolla, Tristan Humann, Alec Macri, James Ramlal, Joey Hrelja, Nicholas Luciano, Josh Wood and Tommy Labonte
Behind The Scenes of The Cutting Edge
Here we see our DP. Joe following Aaron while he is in the midst of working on a new knife
Aaron Gough with cutting edge producer Eric Artolla