Anseong Chef XL 185mm

Designed as a tall, formidable chef's knife, with the weight and geometry of a meat cleaver and a sharp, hard edge of carbon steel, this head-turning blade by South Korea's Shin Blacksmith shop in Anseong is ready for anything. With hammer marks telling the story of its creation amid a dark, forged-finish, the knife is crafted using traditional techniques, hand-forged and then ground on stone wheels. The handle of chestnut wood, dried and aged to achieve the correct mix of weight, strength and resistance to the elements, is comfortable and hand-filling, and secured with a forged band of steel.

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The Story

In the South Korea city Anseong, known for its metalworking and other handcraft, a blacksmith shop run by Master Shin In-young produces a collection of hand-forged kitchen knives in the traditional style of the region. Trained by his uncle in the 1960's, Master Shin upholds the traditions of the craft, designing and developing a range of culinary as well as outdoor tools. The carbon steel used is repurposed from railroad track, high in manganese, making the finished product, hard, strong, and wear resistant. Likewise, the chestnut handles are dried for years in sunlight, making them strong, lightweight, and long-lasting. Marked with an 'X' using the dang ghi technique, and with a steel band wrapped around the handle, the knives are denoted as coming from a trained maker using high-quality materials, a traditional method of distinguishing the work of the best makers. 

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Blade length: 185mm / 7.3". Overall length: 305mm / 12". Blade width at choil: 9.7mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 5.8mm. Blade height at heel: 88mm. Weight: 1.7lb / 664g.
Blade: Carbon steel with rustic forged finish. Handle: Chestnut wood with forged steel rings.
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