Chad Sorlie, Cowboy Custom Knives
Sometimes you need a knife to get the job done, and other times you need an excuse to show off your beautiful blade. Pilsen-based Chad Sorlie carries on the time-honored craft of knife-making, blending classic craft with contemporary custom looks. Spearpoint, drop-point, boot knife, wooden handle, leather shealth—you name it, Sorlie does it all made to order. Follow him on Instagram, where he shows off recent builds: @chadsorlie.
Best of Chicago 2017