Leszek Sikoń Custom San Mai Gyuto 200mm - Striped Chestnut Burl
*We have several of these knives available, each have very slight variations in blade finish*
"Originally from Poland, I came to the UK 14 years ago. I earnt a decent living as a middle manager in the retail yet this career left me feeling wholly unfulfilled. I knew that I wanted to create something that would last. I was used to getting dirty and working with my hands – so I was thrilled to learn that Hereford College of Arts ran a blacksmithing course. The next thing I knew, I’d quit my job and started training.
Since then I produced a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age-old skills to produce modern objects of desire. My inspiration comes from the history and the traditional methods, getting to grips with hammer, tongs, and fire. For having these skills has paid off more than a career in retail ever would."
STEEL BREAKDOWN – Spicy White is a High-Carbon Steel, hardened to 64HRC by Leszek. It has great edge retention and toughness, and has been etched for corrosion resistance.
|Blade Height @ Heel:||56mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Heel:||3mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Mid:||2mm|
|Spine Thickness 1cm from tip:||0.8mm|
|Blade Material:||Spicy White Carbon Steel
|Handle Material:||Custom Octagon Chestnut Burl|