Handcrafted Korean Kitchen Knives - Master Shin


Master Shin kitchen knifes. Beautifully crafted kitchen knives from the oldest Korean blacksmithing workshop (Shin, 5th generation, established in 1845)

  • Master Shin makes roughly 40 different designs of knives and farm tools. He uses railroad track, repurposing the carbon steel which is rich is 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 is lightweight, strong and rot-resistant.
  • Master Shin’s uses an X banding technique “dang ghi” around the wood handle without burning the wood, one of his many trademarks. In Korea the X mark was reserved traditionally for high quality knives, so as to distinguish them from lesser quality iron rich steel. Master Shin’s blades are stamped with his mark, the #60 referring to the Cultural Heritage Treasure status he was granted in 2016 .
  • With knife production, the steel is hammered a thousand times to reach the thin and sharp edge, which keeps sharp longer than inferior knives. Master Shin’s knives do not have the angular beveled edge seen in Japanese and Western knives; this is Master’s Shin’s preference which takes additional hammering to achieve, and is an another unique feature of his.

Materials: Iron, chestnut wood handle


Sashimi knife: 10.75" long (Blade 6"l x 1 3/8" at widest point)

Kitchen knife: 10" long (Blade 5.25"l x 1.25" wide at widest point) 

Kitchen Knife: 11.5" long (Blade 6.75"l x 2" wide at widest point) 

Vegetable knife (back in stock late February): 11 5/8" long  (Blade 6 7/8"l x 2.25" wide at widest point) 

XL chef knife:  12" long (Blade 7.5"l x 3.5" wide at widest point) 

(See final image for style and length clarification)

Care Instructions: Hone before use. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. If liquid is needed to clean, use water only and dry thoroughly to prevent rust. 

Made In: South Korea



Leather Bags: Most Stitch and Tickle leather items are made to order and may take up to 2 weeks to ship. We’re happy to accommodate faster turn around times when possible. Items from the shop ship within 3 business days when in stock. Please let us know if you’re on a tight deadline and we'll do our best to accommodate. 

Other items from the shop: If in stock, we ship twice a week so usually within 3 business days from when you placed your order. 

All items ship via USPS or UPS Ground. Priority Mail now includes a delivery confirmation tracking number from USPS, but does not include insurance.

Please contact us at the time of purchase to request the package to be insured as it needs to be done at the time of shipping. Stitch and Tickle is not responsible for any loss or damage during transit.

We apply a $10 flat rate for standard ground shipping on orders shipped within the United States:

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$150.01 and above $10
*Exclusions apply for heavy and oversized items

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