Garmology: Staying sharp with Sheffield steel – with Michael May S02 E02

Sheffield was the birthplace of stainless steel and pivotal in the Industrial Revolution. Cutlery and knives have been proudly stamped “Made in Sheffield” since 1871. My guest today is Michael May, an independent maker of knives in the old Portland Works in Sheffield. Michael keeps the old craft alive, in one of the buildings from when it started, having his previous Damascus steel hammered out in the original forge from back then. We talk about how becoming a knifemaker was a non-obvious, but necessary career evolution and the craft that goes into his knives.

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