Episode 61

From Desk Job Burnout to the Life of a Blacksmith

May 18, 2022

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Episode 61: From Desk Job Burnout to the Life of a Blacksmith

Today Sam and John discuss desk job burnout, depression, knife making, Poland and Ukraine, and finding God’s will at work with award-winning blacksmith Leszek Sikon. Leszek’s journey to the life of blacksmithing is filled with acceptance and growing in unity with God’s will. We also spend time talking about knives and the artistry behind wielding the forge.

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Leszek Sikon – Originally from Poland, Leszek came to the UK 17 years ago. He earned a decent living as a middle manager in retail yet this career left me feeling wholly unfulfilled. Leszek knew that he wanted to create something that would last. He was used to getting dirty and working with his hands – so he was thrilled to learn that Hereford College of Arts ran a blacksmithing course. The next thing he knew, he quit his job and started training.

Since then he has found his passion in producing a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age-old skills to produce modern objects of desire. His inspiration comes from the history and the traditional methods, getting to grips with hammers, tongs, and fire. Having these skills has paid off more than a career in retail ever would.


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The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages.

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