A mummy knifemaker and a daddy knifemaker?
That's what it would take to make a knife maker, not to *be* one.
Hmmm.... Patience for a bunch of impatient customers? Time, and plenty of it? An understanding of not knowing how you're going to pay for your next meal, let alone the roof over your head or last night's bar tab? MORE time and patience?
Wait, are we talking about making knives or "becoming a chef"?
Time, space...and a good shop vac.
The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
running out of meds?
The suspense is killing me! I must know!
The ability to self delude yourself into thinking knifemaking is THE BEST and only option in life
Just kidding, sort of.
I'm going back to basics for my answer. The mastery of a hammer and how to shape things.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -- Isaac Asimov