Sebastian Nico is a South African / Italian knife maker. Having spent his entire childhood growing up in kitchens he developed a love for cooking and all the tools surrounding it. He began collecting knives from an early age and started forging from his garage at home at 17 years old. Sebastian's knives are sold under the name Seb Steel or Seb Steelworks, they have a modern Westernized Japanese influence. Sebastian also makes almost all his patterned steels and often employs new approaches on the San Mai process. His handles are often a mix and match of any available exotic materials that he can lay his hands on, they are unique and often busy in the best of ways. Sebastian' blades are individually heat treated according to function, ranging from carbon, to carbon core to stainless steels each with their own specific purpose in the kitchen.