Carbon steel 11in skillet with tentacle handle from McMurry Hand Forged!
Named after the city in where a certain noodly faced old guy lives, this skillet is sure to strike terror into the hearts of wayward sailors!
NOTE: There will be some variation in the skillet you receive vs what you see in the picture. This is a completely handmade pan, and as such these minor variations are what makes each pan unique!
This hex skillet was handmade using centuries old methods in the blacksmith shop at McMurry Hand Forged with hammer and anvil, and patterned after late 1700s early 1800s examples. The steel was worked slowly and precisely to sink the shape of the pan, and the handle was drawn out over the anvil to create the decorative finial.
Dimensions will vary a bit as this is a handmade pan:
Diameter: 11.75 inches
Use and care:
First, what’s up with the color?
That’s the initial seasoning, and it’s perfectly normal.
This skillet has had its first seasoning done for you, but as you use it, the seasoning will develop and get better. Unlike cast iron, which usually seasons black, a seasoned carbon steel pan will develop a deep bronze or chocolate color. Continued use will make the seasoning either lighten up or darken, depending on your cooking styles. Should you ever desire to re-season, you can easily do this by placing the skillet in a 400+ degree oven, bringing it up to temperature (usually takes 10 mins or so) and then wiping it down with a thin layer of a high smoke-point oil, like Canola. After you’ve got it nice and glossy with oil, wipe it nearly as dry as you can toss it back in the oven upside down and let it cook for about an hour. That’s one coat! You can repeat this as many times as you’d like! You can’t overseason.
To clean up after a meal, treat it just like cast iron. Wipe it out while still hot, or gently scrub away any clingy bits. That’s it! For long term storage, a gentle oil wipe is good to prevent corrosion. The key to a happy skillet is regular use.
Our family sincerely hopes you enjoy this pot!
The delights of a home cooked meal with family is something that we believe is irreplaceable, and should be an integral part of each day. So, let’s sit down and chat, catch up, and laugh as we enjoy a meal together with those we love.