Sam Gleeson is a bladesmith – using both metal and woodworking techniques, and often incorporating reclaimed materials and ocean plastics, who creates exceptionally beautiful and functional knives for culinary use.
He is motivated by materials and the story they hold. His work gives new life to found and recycled steels using centuries old forge-welding techniques. He has been the recipient of the RDS Crafts Award in 2021 and has been a DCCI Future Maker in 2020. He is currently in the process of building Irelands first bladesmith school.