ZIEBA – Custom Chef 8.5


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Stabilized Spalted Maple 
Blade Steel: 52100 High Carbon
Blade Length: 8  1/2″
OAL: 14″
Sheath: Padded Zipper Case

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Once in a great while I have time to walk around a Knife Show to see what catches my eye.  Even more rare is when I find myself drawn back to a New Makers Table a second or third time. Yet that is exactly what happened at the recent NYCKS I attended.  

I introduced myself to Michael Zieba and we began discussing his work.  As he described his extensive artistic background and his knife making techniques, I took the time to examine his knives VERY closely.  Upon inspection it was easy to see the passion and fine detailed dedication that he put into each of his creations ~ whether it was High End Custom Chef’s knives, exquisite Hand Carved Knife Display Boxes or Hard Use Cutting Tools for Emergency Personnel.  I understood Michael’s philosophy, recognized his talent and felt compelled to share his unique creations with my customers.   

Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Michael Zieba

   ~ Direct from the Maker ~ 


  All of Michael’s knives are crafted one at a time in his shop.  Michael recently received a Distinctive Award ~ based in Brooklyn New York,  Michael was selected from keen competition by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as the sole Knife Making Recipient of the “BROOKLYN MADE ~ GOLD” Award 

LOGOThis award carries with it the right for Michael to use the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Logo 

Direct from the Maker  

This is a Custom Chef’s knife with a definite European Flare but made Entirely in the US.  This knife would serve the Cook for any type of Cutting or Slicing on all types of Meat, Fresh Vegetables or General Kitchen Prep.  

This Custom knife has a 52100 Carbon Steel Blade with an approximate Rc of 61.  

The blade thickness starts at 1/8″ + and Michael expertly Grinds the entire blade to have a Full Height Flat Grind for maximum cutting efficiency. This leaves the edge Razor Sharp and makes slicing effortless!  A Distal Taper allows for extremely fine cutting ability when necessary. 


The blade measures 2″ Wide at the Heel and has a Beautiful Custom Patina finish.  52100 is a Tough, High Carbon Steel that holds an edge extremely well and is easy to resharpen.   

Also, Note Michael’s Makers Mark is a Feather overlayed in 24K Gold 

Michael is a perfectionist and uses only one Single Source for all his Stabilized Wood Handle Material. The handle is Custom Contoured for a wonderfully comfortable grip and this example has Stabilized Maple with Incredible color and Grain.   

This is a Full Tang Chef’s Knife ~ the handle scales were cut from a single block of Stabilized Maple and there are Thick Micarta Liners underneath the Handle Scales. 

~ Hand Crafted with precision from the finest materials ~ 

 This knife comes complete in a Padded Zipper Case.  

This knife will appeal to anyone who has a desire for a versatile Hand Made Chef’s knife.

I have only one in this Size ~ watch for more of Michael’s work on my website very soon. 


Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in