It’s hard to imagine a time when making a single letter appear anywhere required more than a single keystroke but watching former head punchcutter Giuseppe Bracchino of Nebiolo in Torino, Italy carefully carve out the letter G from steel, you start appreciating everything a little more. It’s really interesting to see the tools he uses and to see how skilled and exact he is when shaving down the steel.

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The film was made by Giorgio Affanni and Gabriele Chiapparini.