When the old man retired, he left all his tools to Marcello's mother, asking her to keep them for her son. “He's only a child now, but some day he will need them”, the man said.

Fifteen years ago Marcello started to use those tools, and made his first custom knife. At that time Marcello was an agronomist.

Today he is a “Maestro Coltellinaio”, member of the “Corporazione Italiana Coltellinai”, the Italian guild of knifemakers. An artist.