Award: Best Chef Knife | Damasteel Chef Invitational 2021

"Congratulations @baleteblades for making the Best Chef Knife at DCI Online April 2021!

About the knife: 240mm Gyuto with stabilized Black Maple burl, stainless steel fittings & matching black Saya.
Pattern: Björkmans Twist"

"It’s all about uniqueness – what best brings out your character though functional art?

Sean Alonzo is a Filipino designer, knifemaker, and metal sculptor.
Balete Blades is his way of creatively expressing his studies in making fine, fully functional, one-of-a-kind kitchen cutlery.
As a designer, my goal is to make something unique, highly functional, and beautiful.
As an artist though, it’s more about character. Taking inspiration from what makes us unique – our ideals and identity – and translating them into something that’s beautiful, and valuable.

It’s my pleasure to bring your dream knives to reality, mixing high-performance materials & design with the relevance & beauty of art. I look forward to making you one hell of a beautiful piece!"

Instagram: @baleteblades

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