To know that his customers use his work day in and day out to prepare food for friends and family is what motivates William to produce world-class kitchen tools.

Meet The Makers

William Porto - Brazil

A decade ago, Brazilian artist William Porto was a hobbyist blacksmith, learning the craft and tackling small jobs for local customers. During the day he worked with his father in a neighborhood grocery store, hunted, and provided food for his neighbors. William encountered a skinning knife design, perfect for his daily work, and attempted to recreate it at his forge, his first foray into knifemaking. His interest was piqued, and the possibility of a new career doing what he loved pushed him to pursue bladesmithing full time. Taking courses and forging full time, William crafted his first chef's knife in 2017 at the request of a customer and has not looked back. That first knife won him Best Damascus Knife from the local blacksmith's association, and his second culinary knife went on to win Best Kitchen Knife six months later.

To know that his customers use his work day in and day out to prepare food for friends and family is what motivates William to produce world-class kitchen tools, and today you'll see show pieces from him in stunning house-made damascus patterns, often embellished with precious metals, exotic handle materials, and stunning leather sayas. It's an honor to showcase William's work here on Eatingtools.

From The Archives

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    Neuron Damascus Chef 235mm
    William Porto
    Neuron Damascus Chef 235mm
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    Golden Burl Boning Knife 225mm
    William Porto
    Golden Burl Boning Knife 225mm
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    Golden Blue Boning Knife 227mm
    William Porto
    Golden Blue Boning Knife 227mm
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    Gold Dot Spirograph Chef 222mm
    William Porto
    Gold Dot Spirograph Chef 222mm
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    Atlantis Damascus Chef 233mm
    William Porto
    Atlantis Damascus Chef 233mm
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    Silver Line Damascus Chef 254mm
    William Porto
    Silver Line Damascus Chef 254mm
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    Gold Line Damascus Chef 245mm
    William Porto
    Gold Line Damascus Chef 245mm
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    Gold Amboyna Damascus Chef 263mm
    William Porto
    Gold Amboyna Damascus Chef 263mm
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    Silver Dot Damascus Chef 275mm
    William Porto
    Silver Dot Damascus Chef 275mm
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    Gold Spirograph Boning Knife 193mm
    William Porto
    Gold Spirograph Boning Knife 193mm
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    Gold Maple Damascus Chef 237mm
    William Porto
    Gold Maple Damascus Chef 237mm