BEST OF BROOKLYN

BEST OF BROOKLYN

Fashioning our own company and brand mentality surrounding those things that are worthy of conversation, we make it a point to single out like-minded brands that share our compassion for all things local, building a more conscious economy, and anything pertaining to pure style

Horse Brand Co. (also known as Horse Cycles) is a company we've been following and admiring from afar for some time now, so when we get excited about a new product they've created in their Brooklyn workshop we make a point to share the love with our readers. The guys behind Horse Cycles offer those things built around cycling, surfing, camping, and beyond. One of their latest is pretty stupendous indeed. 

Hurricane Sandy left her tremendous, destructive mark on the north east coast in 2012, and New York is still cleaning up after her rude mess. Brooklyn's historic Coney Island Boardwalk was one of the many casualties that just couldn't hold up in Sandy's wake; the storm taking a significant portion of the area with her, or depositing the boardwalk's debris all over the coast like a spoiled child. Thanks to the clever, kind minds at Horse Brand along with those at Surname Goods, something beautiful came out of something broken. Pieces of Ipe wood torn from the boardwalk's destruction have been pristinely formed into camping knives consisting of 1/4" blocks inlaid with bright maple. Each high-carbon steel blade is handmade in Brooklyn at Horse Cycles' warehouse, and is offered with an optional leather sheath, also handmade in Brooklyn by Commoner & Co. For the guy or gal that spends a great deal outdoors and cares about his/her accessories, a chance to own a lovely piece of New York history and rough-it in pure style has never looked better.    

Horse Brand Camping Knife constructed out of Coney Island Boardwalk debris after Hurricane Sandy.