Anseong Petty Chef 150mm

Trained by his uncle in 1966, Master Shin In-young and his team hand forge traditional kitchen knives at their shop in Anseong, South Korea. This 150mm / 5.9" carbon steel petty chef knife will perform the majority of chopping and cutting needs of any home cook, while being compact and perfect for use when space is limited. With a rough, forged finish and sharp edge, the blade harmoniously combines traditional Korean style with a faceted, yet comfortably rounded hidden tang wa handle, hand carved from hickory wood with a forged steel ring decoration. Great for both indoor and outdoor use, a smart all-round kitchen tool for enjoyable meal prep or to give us a gift. 

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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: 150mm / 5.9". Overall length: 260mm / 10.2". Blade width at choil: 2.9mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.8mm. Blade height at heel: 37.5mm. Weight: 3.9oz / 112g.
Blade: Carbon steel with rustic forged finish. Handle: Hickory wood with forged steel rings.
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