So today the other mission in Europe was accomplished. To meet in person the M-Stein people in Kosice Slovakia, to see how and where they make these amazing quality tools they produce.
It really is exactly as I describe to many customers who wait sometimes months for their carving and other tools that I sell in Australia. A small family business! Here is the founder and father of the business Peter just posing for fun in their shipping department. 😁
He is a kind and gentle man, very very knowledgable in his work and extremely thoughtful and inventive in making such nice things.
Pictured next is his son one of two, Pavol. He doesn't work in the business directly but helps out where needed. The other son Simon is of similar ilk. All lovely people! They made me feel very welcome and thank goodness for Pavol being an excellent translator, we would have got nowhere otherwise.
More pictures to come of the workshop and other things from this visit.
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