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©Leszek Sikon
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Leszek Sikon

Leszek Sikon Knife maker
English, Polish
Monday to Friday 11:00 - 18:30, Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
+44 7742664794
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Age-old skills to forge modern objects

  • • Leszek is passionate about history and fantasy literature
  • • He is a master in the Damascus pattern welding technique
  • • He creates superb knifes for professionals

We should thank burn-out syndrome, that Leszek Sikon is today dedicated full-time to the creation of superb knifes and other tools in the Kingdom Forge. After seven years as a manager in the retail industry, Leszek had had enough. Born in Poland and having grown up on a farm, he moved to the UK. He had already made a hobby of repairing and creating tools with his hands, so leaving his desk job and starting a blacksmithing course at the Hereford College of Arts was a return to his roots and to his innate talent. Passionate about history and fantasy literature, but also wisely conscious about the market opportunities, Leszek has mastered contemporary and ancient techniques such as Damascus pattern welding which he applies to create functional and beautiful knifes seducing collectors and – most important – professionals.

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  • ©Leszek Sikon
  • ©Leszek Sikon
  • ©Leszek Sikon
Photo: ©Leszek Sikon
Damascus Guyto

The Damascus chef knife is made using the pattern welding technique from 20 layers of high carbon steel. Thanks to this technique, Leszek could create unique patterns on the blade. A perfect all-rounder that can perform multitude of tasks in the kitchen.

Length 33 cm

Photo: ©Leszek Sikon

This Nakiri knife, part of the Graphite series, is made out of O1 Tool steel with a 'spicy white' core, a very pure carbon alloy that has been hardened to 65HRC. An integral bolster gives it a great balance, ideal for chopping vegetables and meat. It has a Pau Rosa wood handle

Length 30 cm

Photo: ©Leszek Sikon
San Mai Gyoto

This is a chef's knife with a 'spicy white' core, a very pure carbon alloy that has been hardened to 65HRC. An integral bolster gives it a great balance and a perfect all-rounder for the kitchen.

Length 33 cm

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