Anseong Offset Bread Knife

A thin, sharp, 'toothy' edge of hand-forged carbon steel gives this non-serrated offset bread knife slicing power and good looks, perfect for the kitchen, the dining room table, or outside at the grill. The pronounced off-set design provides for efficient and comfortable downward slicing motions, controlled by the round hickory wood handle with forged steel rings. With hard, durable carbon steel repurposed from old railroad track and forged in South Korea, this knife will make an excellent addition to any kitchen's cutlery collection and is guaranteed to be a welcome gift for the home chef and baker. 

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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: 235mm / 9.3". Overall length: 360mm / 14.2". Blade width at choil: 2.7mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.4mm. Blade height at heel: 37mm. Weight: 6.8oz / 192g.
Blade: Carbon steel with rustic forged finish. Handle: Hickory wood with forged steel rings.
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