Every Master Shin knife is a piece of Korean history. Established in 1845, the Shin Blacksmith is the oldest in Korea. 5th-generation Master Shin In-Young – who earned his title at just 17 years old – is the only smith still practicing traditional Korean blacksmithing methods. In 2016, he was named Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure #60 by Gyeonggi Province, and has stamped that number into each blade ever since.
Master Shin’s strong and sturdy blades are forged from manganese-rich railroad tracks, and the signature “X” banded handles are crafted from chestnut that’s been shade-dried for years to increase its strength and rot resistance. Notably absent from the blades is a beveled edge – all Master Shin’s knives are hammered to a thin edge that remains razor sharp for years. The short, curved blade of this knife is perfect for zesting, peeling and other tight prep tasks.
- Hand-forged steel
- Korean chestnut handle
- “Dang ghi” X banding technique doesn’t burn the wooden handle
- 2-3/4" blade; 7-1/4" overall length
- No need to sharpen before 2-3 years of regular use Shapren by hand, using a honing stone
- Avoid use on hard surfaces
- Wipe clean with soft cloth or use water only
- Clean and dry thoroughly to prevent rust
- To store, dry and lightly oil the blade
- Hand-forged in Korea