Made By Hand, a documentary series of people who still, um, make things by hand, recently featured Joel Bukiewicz, a modern day knife maker who started Cut Brooklyn, a wonderful shop for handmade knives. In his featurette, Bukiewicz shows the process and immense detail he puts into every single knife.
His story is amazing -- he was originally a writer but hated the creative payoff -- but it's the humble passion he has for his craft that resonates with me. Watch him, he's meticulous in every move he makes but is also completely unassuming about his skill too. It's real, authentic, hand made.