Forged Iron Pan

Brand: Kajikobo HIROMITSU
22,000 yen ($146.16 USD)

Tan Getsu MAGE - Hand-forged Frying Pan / Dia 20cm x length 39cm (including handle)

The MAGE frying pan is a product that revives the design of a tool used in the blacksmith workshop as a motif for the handle. Its design, born from ease of use, is characterized by its easy-to-grip and heat-insulating handle. The pan has high heat retention and excellent insulation, preventing dishes from getting cold quickly. The pan is weighty and robust making it suitable for use in outdoor situations like camping and barbecues.

Hiromitsu's Tan Getsu branded pans are hand-forged. Unlike "casting," which involves pouring molten iron into a mold for shaping, "forging" involves heating and hammering the material into shape. It is not as easy to produce in large quantities as casting, and each piece has a unique texture and appearance. The "Tan Getsu(moon)" brand name suggests, a pattern resembling a full moon that is created on the surface of the pan during production. Traditional techniques are also incorporated into the details, such as the method used to join the handle and body. Rather than using uniform pressing or welding, each piece is connected using the traditional "kashime dome" method, which has been passed down from the Edo period. This technique can only be performed by skilled craftsmen.

Kajikobo Hiromitsu
Rooted in the tatara iron making industry of the Edo period, the Kajiya (blacksmiths) of Unshu Hirokazu, now known as "Kajikobo Hiromitsu," inherited the traditional techniques of forging edged tools, small farming implements, household items, and sword blades, while also working on the production of craftworks using Tamahagane and Watetsu. For ten generations, they have continued to incorporate the iron culture and technology of the Izumo region into their work.


    PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Dimensions: Dia 19.7cm x H 1.8cm
  • Weight: 648g
  • Material: Iron
  • Product No: HIR-20
  • Made in Japan

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