The American Craft Council and The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky announced Bob Kramer, a talented bladesmith from Olympia, Washington the winner of the third annual American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award. Based in Washington, Kramer’s interest in blades began when he was working as a chef and was trying to find out how to keep his knives sharp. Ever since, he has been devoted to learning all he can about the creation of excellent knives. Kramer is a Master Bladesmith and all of his knives are made by hand in his shop. The partnership between The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky and Bourdain involves a multi-faceted approach to celebrating rare craftsmanship and sees him taking a leading role in the selection of the 2015 and 2016 Fellows for the Rare Craft Fellowship Awards. The award, presented annually, recognizes one Fellow and several finalists for their recognition and support of contributions to the maintenance and revival of traditional or rare crafts in America.