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Sylvain Maenhout

Sylvain Maenhout Knife maker
French, English
By appointment only
+33 761880335
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Culinary and aesthetic tools

  • • Sylvain is inspired by the Japanese forging technique
  • • His knives aim to be beautiful and very sharp
  • • He forges with his own Damascus steel

After training in computer science, Sylvain Maehnout worked in the field of human resources for many years before co-managing a consulting company, where he learned all the tricks of having his own business. In 2017 he had the opportunity to change career, which is when he decided to turn to knife making. Shortly after completing his training as a blacksmith, he opened his workshop in 2018. What he likes most about his profession is working with two different materials, steel and wood, as they react in completely different ways when worked with. This creates an infinite number of things to learn to do better, and this is what motivates him every day in his newfound path.

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The Damask Lines Knife

Blade of 250 mm is forged by the artisan Sylvain Maenhout in damascus. The handle is made in Arizona ironwood and ebony. The drawn lines allow a use similar to that of Japanese knives, and bring a touch of aggressiveness, while the damask lines bring a certain softness.

Length 37.5 cm

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Small slicer

Blade of 120 mm is forged in damascus sanmai and high carbon steel. The handle is made of sugar wood and brass insert. Sanmai is a three-layer construction of the blade, combining the softness of the sides with the hardness of the middle layer, which is found in the wire.

Length 12 cm

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Three knives

Three elegant knives with handles made from wood for those who wish to acquire a versatile knife.

Length 40 cm

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White knife

An elegant knife with a white handle for those who wish to acquire a versatile knife.

Length 20 cm

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