The Shin workshop was established in 1845 in Anseong, a Korean city known for its craftsmanship and artisan. Master Shin In-young produces there the best handmade knives and farming tools in the country and was named by the Gyeonggi Province as an Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure # 60 in 2016, the first time given to an individual.
Master Shin selectively uses railroad track for his blades, repurposing the carbon steel which is rich in manganese and can be heated to a very high temperature. This steel is hardened, wear-resistant and good for cutting. The handles are made of chestnut, slowly dried in sunlight for years so it's lightweight, strong, and rot resistant.
We were inspired, and have hand-crafted leather sheaths for this piece in either Crazy Horse or Havana Brown.
Handle: Chestnut Wood
Blade: Hand Forged Iron
Handcrafted Blade & Sheath