The kitchen knives that chef and blade smith Marco Guldimann makes in his workshop in Zurich are sharp, beautiful and uniquely designed for each customer. He knows from personal experience what the perfect kitchen knife must be like. 29-year-old Marco Guldimann was trained as a chef before teaching himself to design and forge kitchen knives. His knives are often composed of many layers of different carbon steel. The resulting blade can attest to all the hard and loud work that went into it. Layer upon layer, Guldimann has hammered and formed the Damascus steel on the anvil. He doesn’t process ready-made blades. All the blades are individually produced items. From the initial handling to the final sheathing process, it takes up to 60 hours to finish a single knife.