Forging a rough steel workpiece
Forging a rough steel workpiece Shaping the bolster of a knife Cutting away excessive material Stamping the personal mark on the product Surface finishing - grinding and polishing Finishing the wrapping of the handle with a leather band and its fastening A sample of the cutler´s work - a replica of a period knife

Who are they and what do they do? The cutler produces knives, daggers, stilettos or other decorative objects, manually or using machines.

What are the activities of the job? Grinding, polishing and assembling knives etc. from the component parts. S/he also cares for and maintains the machines and equipment used.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In workshops and factories, where there may be dirt and noise.

What tools/equipment do they use? Various machines and equipment, manual tools and fixtures.

What do you need to succeed? You need vocational training, manual dexterity, and a knowledge of techniques.

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