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. The Smithey wok seeks to honor the time-honored craft of wok design by using a stunning hammered form that is optimized for the modern home cook. Utilizing 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, and even light frying. Crafted by artisan blacksmiths on the old naval base in Charleston, SC, and guaranteed for life, you’ll fall in love with this one. Use it well. Hand Forged surface. Pre-seasoned finish. Designed for use on all heat sources: Gas, electric, induction, glass top, grill, and open flame. Flat bottom for use in home kitchens.