Graphite Gyuto 195mm

The chef knife to reach for at breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and midnight snack), Leszek Sikon attains outstanding balance in form and utility, from the tall, mid-length, upswept 195mm / 7.7" edge, to the superb bevel geometry that transitions perfectly from convex, thin, yet sturdy toward the heel, to slim and precise at the tip, to the weighted, solid feel in the hand for effortless cuts all day. Forged at his Suffolk, UK studio, Leszek delivers a dark, striking blade in house-made go mai (five layer) construction. Hard at the edge of clean, Swedish-made "Spicy White" 26c3 carbon steel, etched and polished up through the psychedelic, contrasting line of pure nickel which limits carbon diffusion, and to the foggy, forge-finished cladding of 01 tool steel, it is as stunning as it is functional. With a rounded spine and choil, rustic, organically shaped integral bolster forged by hand, and tapered handle of ancient bog oak, this tool is comfortable and rewarding in any grip. A go-to kitchen workhorse for home and professional chefs alike. 

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The Story

Originally from Poland, bladesmith and metal artist Leszek Sikon has focused his talents on cutlery for the kitchen for the better part of a decade, earning awards from the Craft Council Hothouse to the honor of QEST Scholar from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. Living and working in Suffolk, England where he crafts sole-authorship chef knives for home and professional chefs alike, Leszek teaches knifemaking classes when not forging house-made damascus steels, go-mai chef blades, and other functional art for the kitchen.

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Blade length: 195mm / 7.7". Overall length: 330mm / 13". Blade width at the choil: 3.9mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.4mm. Blade height at heel: 56mm. Weight: 8.8oz / 250g.
Blade: "Spicy White" 26c3 carbon steel edge at 64 HRC hardness, clad in layers of pure nickel and 01 tool steel. Handle: Bog oak.
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