The wok, like the cast iron skillet, is an iconic cooking tool for millions of people across a diverse array of cuisines around the world. While woks today tend to be mass produced from cheaply stamped metal, there is a rich legacy of artisan wok design – the work of the Cen brothers in Shanghai comes to mind - that combined beauty, function and longevity. The Smithey wok seeks to honor this legacy, with a stunning hammered form optimized for the modern home cook. Utilizing a lighter weight carbon steel, this pre-seasoned wok weighs around 3 lbs. and is designed for high heat cooking and lots of movement. The flat bottom ensures stability and surface contact across a range of heat sources from gas to induction to electric, while the functional depth makes it ideal for everything from classic stir fries to sautéing, steaming, boiling, even light frying. Crafted by artisan blacksmiths on the old naval base in Charleston, SC and guaranteed for life, we think you’ll fall in love with this one. Use it well.