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Short video about KA-BAR Knives

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By Common Machine in Video on Friday 13 July 2012

This is a new video we just made for KA-BAR Knives, which has been making badass hunting, survival and sporting knives since the late 1800s in Olean, New York. Most famously, during WWII, KA-BAR made the Fighting Utility knife that was issued to all the Marines shipping out to the South Pacific. Today, they make […]

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Behind the scenes video: Oak Street Bootmakers

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By Common Machine in Video on Tuesday 6 March 2012

When Oak Street Bootmakers owner George Vlagos was in college, he couldn’t find a high-quality, handsewn shoe made in America that he liked or could afford. So like a good cobbler’s son, he went about making his own. He sourced leather from legendary Chicago tannery Horween, picked up a batch of Vibram Christy soles, and […]

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Common Machine’s work for Miami Design District

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By Common Machine in New Design on Saturday 10 December 2011

When the Miami Design District asked Common Machine to provide video services again this year during the weeklong festiganza of Art Basel week, we suggested that instead of the usual hose-everything-down and make a few videos set to music (that wouldn’t do much more than play on repeat in their tastefully minimalist conference room) we make a series of short, documentary films profiling artists, designers and curators and create a microsite for the films that was, well, tastefully minimalist.

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