Townsends Folding Frying Pan

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In last week’s Quality Linkage, I pointed readers to the Townsends YouTube channel, along with their company, Jas. Townsend & Son, Inc, both of which focus on 18th-century living.

As it happens, their company offers a cool foldable handforged iron skillet that you could use if you’re into the whole 18th-century reenactment scene, or if not, you could simply use it on the trail or while camping. It’s a bit thinner than cast iron, so you’ll have to keep a closer eye on it while cooking, but the convenience of the 8″ folding handle when you’re done is worth the tradeoff.

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The 6″ pan is actually hammered into its shape, which you’ll be able to tell once you get a close look at its forge markings. Speaking of, you can see some close-ups of the skillet starting at 3:19 of this monk’s outdoor video (yes, you read that right):

The pan also comes pre-seasoned, though you’ll probably want to add a coat or two of your own seasoning before use. At the 4:08 mark of this video, Jon Townsend shows you how to season an earlier version of this skillet over an open flame:

Get the skillet for $96 at Townsends.us.

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Source: http://toolsandtoys.net

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