You may have noticed that for awhile now, our website has had a new look. But, we never mentioned it. At all. In the flurry of activity around here, we (thankfully) finished a redesign and let the new site go live without saying a word. And that's fine, except one of the words we didn't say was a word of thanks.
Since Bloodroot became Bloodroot (Four years ago, now? Five?), there have been more than a few people in the Athens community who have been endlessly encouraging and supportive. Two of those people are John and Paige French. Their friendship to us is invaluable, not just because they've helped us as we have developed our business, but because they are loving, giving human beings whose vision of the world is encouraging to us. They always remind us of the truth, remind us of what we really value, when it's easy to run off course.
John designed this website for us, and much of the beautiful lifestyle and process photography comes from the endlessly-talented Paige. Thanks, you two. We admire you so much, and we are very thankful to have you in our lives.
You will also find photography on the site by The Grey Ones, two local portrait, documentary, and lifestyle photographers who did some beautiful work for us. Thank you, Jordan and Ben.
Now, a word toward what's actually new on this "new" site: we've just recently finished the Process page detailing the steps through which the guys take each knife. We hope this becomes an educational resource, and it definitely becomes a bit technical at time. Luke uses words like "austenite." For those of you who want to go full nerd, have at it. I know we do.
David has also finished putting together details on our Legacy pieces, those knives to which customers have supplied their unique materials, making each piece an amalgamation of impossibly beautiful stories. We feel very honored to be able to build these knives.
And finally, newest of the new: we actually posted here. On the blog. That we hadn't posted on since 2014. And, we're going to try to keep doing it. So, stop in every once in awhile to see what's new. And, as always, thank you all for your continued support of our work. We love being in community with all of you who come to visit us here. If you ever want to, just drop us a line to say hello. We'd love it :)