“I have no idea where I’m going from here, but I promise I won’t bore you.”

That’s a quote from the late great David Bowie and it’s a creed we should all live by. I guarantee you Steve Calvert of Green Beetle approaches every video he makes for YouTube that way.

Just a few weeks ago, we highlighted his thoroughly hilariously and ingenious video in which he forges the “Murica Knife” using fast food materials like french fries, bacon, and beer. In my humble opinion, his latest video simply titled “Forging a Bowie Knife” is even better.

Here it is without further ado.

Calvert made this video in dedication to cancer victims and survivors and to honor the memory of David Bowie. In the video, you hear the musical portion of Bowie’s fantastic “Space Oddity” played using the sounds of the workshop and some clever editing tricks.

Image by Adam Bielawski

As the music plays, you get to see something more typical in Green Beetle videos: the creation of a knife and gorgeous images of forging, heat treatment, and the usual knife-making fare. The knife is a Bowie knife (what else), which is amazingly well-made and good-looking. Plus, there’s a bonus at the end.

If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend subscribing to the Green Beetle YouTube channel.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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