A bit late I reckon. Here I am, the youngster of the bunch. Born in 78, Italian, living in Italy. I've been interested in Japanese metalwork since my first visit to the Osafune sword museum in Japan (Okayama) and being taught the first basics by an habaki maker working there. I've then met Ford in South Africa and then attended the scuola orafa ambrosiana goldsmith's school in Milan at night.
My interests echoes Karl ones
, plus studying higo fittings.