He is practicing a Spanish tradition that is slowly disappearing. Antonio is an afilador, which translates into English as a knife sharpener. He thinks he is one of only five left in the whole of Madrid.
Following is a short excerpt from an interesting and informative article about the practice of bringing your own knives, forks and necessary cutlery to restaurants.
Just in time for the holidays comes THE EX Kitchen Knife Set—2nd Edition by Raffaele Iannello.
I'm curious if BladeMag.com readers and BLADE® Magazine subscribers have ever seen knives quite like young custom knifemaker Logan Pearce's fixed blades fashioned from actual hand tools?
On Saturday, December 7th, 2013, Emerson Knives, Inc., will hold a charity auction for "The Patriot Knife George Washington Collection," with all proceeds donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
A recent mission trip to Uganda demonstrated not only the skill of a knifemaker, but also his ability to forge a future for orphans and at-risk youth from the village of Bamba.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, RUKO will be the exclusive North American importer of MUELA Knives of Spain, as per a deal recently inked between the two knife entities.