meet the writers

Michel Guendler Gruenberg

Born in Sao Paulo on June 5th, 1994, and raised in Porto Alegre, he currently lives in Toronto after a brief period in Uruguay. He is a lawyer, an Orthodox Rabbi, and a lover of antiques. It's a family tradition, especially blades. Married to Malka since 2018, he is the father of Sophia, born in the same year his book was published. He is also the author of 'Tradicao Centenaria - Primeiro manual de cutelaria antiga e moderna do Rio Grande do Sul' (Centennial Tradition - The First Guide to Historic and Modern Cutlery in Rio Grande do Sul), published in 2016.

Leandro Pazini

Born in Foz do Iguaçu on September 20th, 1975, into a family of knifemakers whose tradition dates back to 19th century Italy, Leandro Pazini is a pioneer in the Brazilian custom-cutlery market. He was among the select group of students who attended a course taught by Jerry Fisk in Brazil in 2001. Married to Viviane Porto, he became the father of Enzo in 2020. Renowned internationally, Pazini has sold knives all over the world, with order backlogs stretching almost three years.

The biggest knifebook in the world

The legacy of steel book combines 362 knife makers from different parts of South America, creating a diverse and rich compilation that celebrates the art and craft of knife making. Until today, is the biggest and most comprehensive knife book ever written, showcasing the skills, creativity, and passion of the talented artists and knifemakers featured in its pages. At its core, our mission is to help grow the knife making community world wide by promoting and elevating the work of these great individuals, and bringing awareness to the amazing craftsmanship and cultural heritage behind every knife.

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