A Sikach (Slicer in Ukrainian) is a traditional Ukrainian knife that Cossacks usually made of broken sabers and used in camping kitchens. We were able to recreate this knife by using drawings and descriptions of the life of the Zaporozhian Sich Cossacks. Developing this knife in cooperation with chefs of Kharkiv restaurants, we aimed not only to recreate the Sikach, but also to adapt it to the needs of modern Ukrainian cuisine.

The Sikach knife can be used for almost every cutting task in the kitchen. It should feel like an extension of your arm. It’s a go-to for chopping and dicing vegetables, fruit, and herbs as well as cutting a variety of other ingredients like meat, poultry, and fish. The sharp curved point on Sikach also makes it adept at very delicate cuts. The wide blade makes it easy to scoop up sliced ingredients. The shape of the Sikach ensures a very efficient cut – thanks to the extended blade, the chef uses less effort while cutting.

Features of the Sikach Gentle Cut:

  • Kitchen knives Gentle Cut by Blade Brothers Knives are made of 1.4116 Krupp Stainless Steel (X50CrMoV15), a high-quality stainless steel produced in Germany at Thyssen Krupp plants. This steel is used for the manufacture of medical equipment, equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, and in the food industry. So, chromium-molybdenum-vanadium alloy (X50CrMoV15) is perfectly suited for making premium kitchen knives.
  • Full tang construction, which offers a well-balanced ratio of edge retention.
  • Hardened to about 57 HRC, it allows easy sharpening and ensures long-term perfect function for the knives.
  • Ergonomic grip design provides perfect handling. Knife is extremely comfortable to hold.
  • The handle scales made of micarta are durably combined with decorative handle pins. Micarta has pleasant tactile properties and it’s easy to care for. We offer you to choose a color of the handle – burgundy, light green, blue.
  • Handmade knives. Each of our knives passes through the hands of several craftsmen, preventing the possibility of defects. We pay particular attention to the processing of the micarta itself, so we are proud not only of the ergonomic handle, but also of the very nice look of the pattern and chosen colors – burgundy, navy blue and light green.

Specifications of the Sikach Knife Gentle Cut by Blade Brothers Knives:

kind: Full tang
type: kitchen knife
overall length: 14.17″ // 360 mm
blade length: 9.45″ // 240 mm
max blade width: 2.36″ // 60 mm
handle length: 4.72″ // 120 mm
blade material: stainless steel 1.4116 (X50CrMoV15)
weight: 0.61 lb. ±0.02 lb. // 275 g ± 10 g
hardness: 57 HRC
blade thickness: 0.08”±0.012” // 2.5 mm ±0.3 mm
handle material: micarta (choose the color when ordering – burgundy, light green, blue)
handle fastener: decorative handle pins