This dandelion weeder was handmade by Somber Crow, a Portland-based blacksmith studio founded by Alex de Bont.
I view myself as a storyteller, and gravitate towards objects that tell stories. Stories can be found in an item's use, the processes that went into making it, and the personal meaning the user places on that piece. I strive to make things that have a use, and can be passed throughout the world, building up their own stories and legacies. I find that forms that have existed for centuries, and have changed so little are testaments to their endurance, and are beautiful in their simplicity. Yet in a time of mass production and over-complication, many objects have lost their way, and no longer bear the mark of the maker's hand, and I create to challenge that. - Alex de Bont