Anseong Peeling Knife 70mm

A rustic, simple approach to design and construction makes this traditionally crafted bird's beak paring knife a welcomed addition to any kitchen. For handheld work indoors or outside at the grill, from peeling ginger and tomatoes to trimming brussels sprouts and deveining shrimp, a hand-forged carbon steel blade is crafted in the South Korea blacksmith shop run by Master Shin In-young. With rough, forged finish and sharp, toothy edge, the short, curved blade flows into the natural hickory wood handle with forged steel rings. A unique, handmade gift for anyone who loves to cook.

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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: 70mm / 2.75". Overall length: 190mm / 7.5". Blade width at choil: 2.9mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 26mm. Weight: 2.5oz / 70g.
Blade: Carbon steel with rustic forged finish. Handle: Hickory wood with forged steel rings.
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