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 from the recent ECCKS 2015
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
This 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 is guaranteed to slice like a Light Saber! It would serve the Cook for fine Cutting or Slicing on all types of Fresh Meat or Fresh Vegetables during General Kitchen Prep.
This Custom knife has a 52100 Carbon Steel Blade with a Cryogenic Quench and 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!
An Extremely Fine Distal Taper allows for extremely fine cutting ability when necessary.
The blade measures 1 1/2″ Wide at the Heel and has a Beautiful Custom Patina. 52100 is universally known as a Tough, High Carbon Steel that takes a Razor Sharp edge and known for its Edge Toughness.
Michael is a perfectionist and on this example he also added another special appointment, 24k Gold Overlay to his Maker’ Mark.
This is a Full Tang Chef’s Knife ~ the handle scales were cut from a single block of “Blackwood” Carbon Fiber. The Scales were Linear Cut and left Thick, but then wonderfully custom contoured for comfort.
The handle is generous in length, slide your hand forward for Finer Cutting or move back a bit for longer slicing. Due to the Extremely Lightweight Carbon Fiber you could use this knife for hours with no hand fatigue.
This knife comes complete in a Custom Molded Kydex Storage Sheath.
This knife will appeal to anyone who has a desire for a versatile Hand Made Chef’s knife.
~ Hand Crafted with precision from the finest materials ~
I have only one in this Size ~ watch for more of Michael’s work on my website very soon.