Use this high-quality Kitchen Knife for daily tasks from chopping vegetables to trimming meat.
Skillfully handcrafted, the blade is made of wear-resistant carbon steel repurposed from railroad tracks, heated to a high temperature, then hammered a thousand times to a thin, sharp edge. The handle is chestnut wood or oak, slowly dried for years so it is lightweight, strong and water resistant. Marked by an X, a trademark banding technique “dang ghi” around the knife’s handle holds the wood firmly in place and prevents splitting. Each knife is beautifully balanced and stays sharp longer than inferior knives.
Fifth generation craftsman Master Shin In-Young owns the oldest blacksmith shop in South Korea, established in 1845. Gyeonggi Province named Master Shin Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure #60 in recognition of his rare skills and use of old-world techniques and traditional minimalistic design. Each individually hand forged knife blade is stamped with his signature mark #60.
Care Instructions: No need to sharpen before 2-3 years of regular use. Avoid using on hard surfaces. Sharpen by hand using a honing stone. Wipe clean with soft cloth or use water only. Clean and dry thoroughly to prevent rust. To store, dry and lightly oil the surface.
Dimensions: 10.75"long including handle and blade