Like most things, I started making kitchenware for my own personal use. I love to cook and so it was a natural progression for me to start creating my own pans and utensils. Although I loved my cast iron I quickly realized that my forged iron pans are superior to cast. They are less porous than cast and therefore season quicker. They are also more tolerant of higher temps and you never have to worry about them breaking like the more fragile cast iron. Also with the long swooping handle one can lift the pan from the burner without getting burned.
Each pan is hand forged from 11 gauge carbon steel using a burned out oak log for a form. Once the pan is finished the handle is forged from 1/4” flat bar and riveted to the pan. After wire brushing, I heat them in the oven at 500 degrees for an hour. This turns the pan a nice dark blue and creates a surface oxidation that helps prevent rust. Then while they are still warm they are hand rubbed with a mixture of beeswax and coconut oil. Over time as the pans are seasoned they will continue to develop a warm, dark patina. If you love to cook, these pans will quickly become one of your most prized possessions!
Frying pans are available in 8”, 10”, and 12” sizes. This number refers to the diameter of the disc before it is forged so each pan is slightly smaller when finished. They have approximately 1” of rise to the sides.
Although there are times a large wok is necessary I find that more often a small wok works best for me, so I created this one. They are approximately 12” in diameter and 2” tall at the side. These are a one of a kind addition to any kitchen, perfect for making Stir Fry, Pad Thai, or cooking a large batch of greens!
Large Spatula/Ladle set
Why not have utensils to match your cookware! These utensils are approx. 12” long with a blade/ bowl about 3 1/2” wide. Like our cookware these will develop a nice dark patina over time and become a cherished part of your kitchen.
Kitchen Knife Set
This set of three kitchen knives come complete with a large chef's knife, veggie chopper/cleaver and a small paring knife. A perfect combination to start the perfect dish in the kitchen.
Cheese Knife w/Cutting Board
This little combo is sure to be a conversation piece at your next dinner party! The knife is forged from an old file and fitted with a handle of locally harvested cherry. Overall length is approx. 6”. The cutting board is locally harvested walnut from right here in the Southern Highlands. Each board is sanded smooth as glass and hand rubbed with a mixture of beeswax and coconut oil. Measures 6”x 8” x 2”
Kitchen Knife with Cherry Handle
This is a general purpose kitchen knife forged from 1084 carbonsteel. The blade measures 5 1/2". The handle is reclaimed cherry. Comes with a hand stitched vegetable tanned leather sheath for safe storage. This is a perfect every day kind of knife perfect for paring, slicing, chopping, etc.
Small Spatula/ Serving Spoon Set
This serving spoon and spatula set are hammered out from a piece of 1/4" x 2" mild steel. Measure approx. 10" long, the spatula blade is 3" wide and the spoon is 2 1/2" wide. Make great accessories to my hand forged frying pans!
This heavy duty chopper/ cleaverfeatures a 5 1/2" blade forged from 1084 carbon steel. The 4 1/4" full tang handle is fitted with curly maple scales. Comes with a hand stitched vegetable tanned leather sheath for safe storage.
I find that I do most of my kitchen work with a paring knife like this. 6" overall with a 3" blade and a handle of curly maple, this little knife is perfect for your general purpose needs in the kitchen. Handle is treated with a mixture of coconut oil and beeswax. Comes with a hand stitched vegetable tan sheath for safe storage.