It's not the age

Ivan Campos

Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Apr 4, 1999
Maybe because handmade knives only started to become known in Brazil in the late eighties, most of our artisans are very young, many of then close to thirty and some even younger, and quality seems to be pretty much disconnected to their age.
I think will is the main factor in this subject. If a maker is willing to learn, he will eventually learn. Of course, having someone to ask questions to and the appropriate tools and machines can make this path much shorter.
This was suposed to be just a reply to the thread about this subject but I ended up starting a new thread by mystake.