Working with metal has always fascinated me. Maybe it’s the sound of the blacksmiths hammer pounding red hot iron, or maybe it’s the smell of slag melting in the furnace. It’s definitely the sight of the metalsmith in his heavy leather apron and goggles, sending sparks flying while he crafts something that might be used for a lifetime.
Neil Kamimura was introduced to me by our mutual friend, knife maker and survivalist Laura Zerra.
The cool thing about DemerBox is we are part Zac Brown's Southern Ground, which is a crazy collection of some of the most talented craftspeople around, all under one roof. I made the rounds and convinced some of our artists to add their skill to my vision. Enjoy the photos below that tell the story of how we made the Neil Kamimura Signature DemerBox.
Kristian Baena is a world renowned painter and airbrush artist who has been working with ZB Customs link for six years. He recently painted a military themed motorcycle link and a bespoke vest that Zac wears on stage. Ryan Barrett is a painter who works with Kristian and his expertise is applying finishes to wood and metal. Ryan and Kristian applied the copper PlateAll to the grills and port cap.
Peter specializes in running automated tools like our five axis CNC router and laser machine. Peter artfully laid out and lasered the Kamimura design into the back of the DemerBox. Bill is one of those guys who’s good at whatever he does.
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