Thai knives- Aranyik?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Knife Knowledge' started by Bert2368, Dec 19, 2019.

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums by donating:

  1. Dec 19, 2019 #1

    Bert2368

    Bert2368

    Bert2368

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    650
    Location:
    Hellish frozen Northern wasteland, aka MN
    Have run into (or heard of) Kiwi, Kom Kom, Penguin brands. Slight variations on the same theme, thicker or thinner, full or half tangs, similar soft but easily sharpenable stainless steel blades. They work.

    Was browsing ebay and ran across mention of "Aranyik" knives, pictures showed full tangs with slightly more elaborate handles, poor translation in description sounded tantalizingly like these might be forged rather than stamped?

    "Aranyik knives are produced with multiple rounds, making the stainless steel texture homogeneous. When sharpened Will last longer than knives that use a pumping system from a typical factory"



    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchen-Kn...ess/333219900243?_trksid=p2504926.m5232.l9681

    A cursory search seems to show Aranyik may be a locality known for metal work rather than a brand, similar to such towns in Japan, China & etc. Lots of machetes, cleavers, pig disassembly knives to be found listed when searching under the name.

    Screenshot_20191219-174734_Samsung Internet.jpg

    Anyone have knowledge of these? Worth investigating for the "cheap but possibly effective" thread?
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  2. Jan 15, 2020 #2

    Nagakin

    Nagakin

    Nagakin

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2020
    Messages:
    35
    Location:
    Seattle
    I spent about a month in southeast Asia last year looking for bladesmiths, and for the most part any knife from that part of the world will fall into that category. It has nothing to do with the skill of the smith but access to materials and facilities. There's no market for high end blades besides foreigners...not Thailand but even the famed Citadel Knives in Cambodia had nothing to offer that a Mercer or Victorinox couldn't for substantially less.

    Their machetes on the other hand were absolutely insane.
     
    Carl Kotte likes this.
  3. Jan 18, 2020 #3

    Briochy

    Briochy

    Briochy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2019
    Messages:
    173
    Location:
    Australia
    I'm Thai, and I wouldn't trust this. I've never seen anyone used it. Aranyik is a well-known region for its knives, but this seems to be a cheaply made version of more traditional knives borrowing the name of this region.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2020 #4

    Marek07

    Marek07

    Marek07

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,343
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hope this thread doesn't reflect poorly on Miles Ratanprukpan - his website is called aranyik.com. He supplies Khao Men and Binsui stones as well as some mean looking machetes and outdoor knives. There are reviews of his stones on this forum. He's a great communicator via email.
     

Share This Page

Group Builder