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WINTER ISSUE 2016:

When Toys Get Real

The holidays can make us feel like we’re filling our lives with more junk, so this issue focuses on real toys: building kits for girls, toy theatres, and the outlandish masks that inspire Venice’s legendary Carnival. We also follow a master kitchen knife maker as he discovers the secrets of steel, a Mexican community that’s sustaining its 500-year history of craftsmanship, and the burgeoning revolution in (wait for it) shaving gear. And, of course, an artisanal gift guide.

WINTER ISSUE 2016:

When Toys Get Real

The holidays can make us feel like we’re filling our lives with more junk, so this issue focuses on real toys: building kits for girls, toy theatres, and the outlandish masks that inspire Venice’s legendary Carnival. We also follow a master kitchen knife maker as he discovers the secrets of steel, a Mexican community that’s sustaining its 500-year history of craftsmanship, and the burgeoning revolution in (wait for it) shaving gear. And, of course, an artisanal gift guide.

WINTER ISSUE 2016:

When Toys Get Real

The holidays can make us feel like we’re filling our lives with more junk, so this issue focuses on real toys: building kits for girls, toy theatres, and the outlandish masks that inspire Venice’s legendary Carnival. We also follow a master kitchen knife maker as he discovers the secrets of steel, a Mexican community that’s sustaining its 500-year history of craftsmanship, and the burgeoning revolution in (wait for it) shaving gear. And, of course, an artisanal gift guide.

WINTER ISSUE 2016:

When Toys Get Real

The holidays can make us feel like we’re filling our lives with more junk, so this issue focuses on real toys: building kits for girls, toy theatres, and the outlandish masks that inspire Venice’s legendary Carnival. We also follow a master kitchen knife maker as he discovers the secrets of steel, a Mexican community that’s sustaining its 500-year history of craftsmanship, and the burgeoning revolution in (wait for it) shaving gear. And, of course, an artisanal gift guide.

WINTER ISSUE 2016:

When Toys Get Real

The holidays can make us feel like we’re filling our lives with more junk, so this issue focuses on real toys: building kits for girls, toy theatres, and the outlandish masks that inspire Venice’s legendary Carnival. We also follow a master kitchen knife maker as he discovers the secrets of steel, a Mexican community that’s sustaining its 500-year history of craftsmanship, and the burgeoning revolution in (wait for it) shaving gear. And, of course, an artisanal gift guide.

WINTER ISSUE 2016:

When Toys Get Real

The holidays can make us feel like we’re filling our lives with more junk, so this issue focuses on real toys: building kits for girls, toy theatres, and the outlandish masks that inspire Venice’s legendary Carnival. We also follow a master kitchen knife maker as he discovers the secrets of steel, a Mexican community that’s sustaining its 500-year history of craftsmanship, and the burgeoning revolution in (wait for it) shaving gear. And, of course, an artisanal gift guide.

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Occupy Your Bathroom
Winter 2016

Occupy Your Bathroom

Every few years, some new razor system hits the market pledging to save your face and your pocketbook. Virtually all of them miss the boat, because the golden age of shaving occurred 50 years ago. The good news is that all that vintage gear is still available, and a few entrepreneurs are now making beautiful modern versions. A visit with the American craftsmen who are making what might be the best of those razors.

BY Todd Oppenheimer
Real Shaving: a Gift Guide
Winter 2016

Real Shaving: a Gift Guide

If you’re curious about the offerings beyond (or before) today’s over-priced, plasticized, landfill clogging shaving gear, we’ve got you covered. A collector of traditional shaving tools, and a prolific writer on the topic, offers a primer—and some very wise buying tips. Male readers in particular, beware: It is very easy to get hooked on this stuff.

BY Michael Ham
The wide, rich, argumentative world of Internet shaving forums—and the experts and vendors who feed them.
An Artisanal Gift Guide
Winter 2016

An Artisanal Gift Guide

Welcome to Craftsmanship’s inaugural gift guide, where we list the best (or at least the most unusual) items that we could find during our first year exploring the artisan world. Our discoveries include fine kitchen knives, cooking pottery, guitars, harmonicas, alcoholic drinks, and, of course, some real children’s toys.

BY John Marcom

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