Anseong is a South Korean city known for its brass, stone and iron crafts and artisans. Daejanggan means blacksmith shop, which today is run by Master Shin who learned his craft from his uncle in 1966. Named by the Gyeonggi Province Intangible Cultural Heritage Center, Master Shin forges and hand hammers kitchen, farm and garden tools in the traditional manner. As a recognized heritage craftsman, he has been called upon in the restoration work on the stone pagoda of the Mireuksa Temple in Iksan to produce the necessary stone working tools.
Hand Forged Iron, Chestnut Wood Handle
Length: 7 1/4"
Width: 1 1/4" (blade at widest point)
USE & CARE
- Wipe with damp cloth and wipe dry