Ricardo Vilar is self-taught, began his career in 1993, participating in all the national exhibitions of that time, signed his pieces with the brand PERCOR. In 1996 it was the subject of MAGNUM magazine. He kept his activities by making knives by thinning until 2000, where he began to forge his knives. Co-organizer of the Cutlery Seminar with North American Jerry Fisk, held in his own workshop in the year 2001. Moving on to sign his knives as R.VILAR. Since then their knives are made from forged bars and always in carbon steels, these can be simple or combined, thus forming the apricot steel. Since 2003 he has exhibited at two US fairs, the Blade Show in Atlanta every June and the Arkansas exhibition every February. In Brazil participates in the most important events of the national circuit. In 2005 he underwent a test of the important American association Americam Bladesmith Society, where he was successfully approved and became the first Journeymansmith of South America.