Master Shin Kitchen Knife
Anseong is a South Korean city known for its brass, stone and iron implements, as well as a famous market of traditional craft and trade. The Shin Blacksmith was established there in 1845, today in the 5th generation of the family and the oldest blacksmith in Korea. Master Shin In-young produces the best handmade knives and farming tools in the country and was named by the Gyeonggi Province as an Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure in 2016, the first time given to one individual. He's the only artisan who practices a traditional technique of attaching steel sheets to clay. He teaches in an interest to pass down craft and tradition. When Korea undertook to restore the stone pagoda of the Mireuksa Temple in Iksan, Master Shin prevailed to produce the necessary stone-working tools, an Iron blade with chestnut handle.
Dimenisons: #62- 10.75" length; #60- 9" length