Hand Crafted Flash Drive Brings Back Tradition
Markus Bischof is a Germany craftsman who’s recently applied his skills to the creation of hand crafted USB drives.
Made from extremely old wood and veneers it’s hard to believe a single tree hasn’t been (recently) cut down for it’s creation. Rather, the materials used, come from old wood collections where the wood is as hard as stone and incredibly smooth to the touch. For example some USB drives where made from an old pipe organ built in 1839 and dismantled years ago.
It’s clear these materials aren’t collected from local trees but rather hand crafted and hold a historical past from the materials used.
The image above is a sample shot which the German Bundesumweltminister (Federal Environment Minister) ordered as a representative giveaway to the ministers of other countries.
Depending on the material used, each stick means about 2-3 hours of precise craftsmanship which makes every stick unique at a very high and detailed quality level. They’re not just clued together like Chinese-ware, but are milled, sanded and oiled to a perfect surface – 51 working steps needed to the final stick. If you calculate the material, the chip, the working time, then the sticks are pretty low priced. Prices range from $70 (1GB) to $140 (4GB).
Markus also designs drives from other materials such as deer antlers (below) and maple red, maple green, rosewood, root wood, maple, and ash.
Markus gives you several options as well during the order process, such as customized company logo or engraving and wooden cap. Each unit is shipped in a black magnet box which includes certificate of workmanship.
Good Luck Markus! Thalbach Design Manufacturing