- Handmade leather cover lined with soft sheepskin for easy insertion and removal
- Durable double stitch design offers protection up to 450 degrees
- Fits all cast-iron skillets
- Unique and attractive addition to any Kitchen
Length: 5.5 inches
Height: 0.9 inches
Width: 2.2 inches
Full Grain Leather, Soft Sheepskin
USE & CARE
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
This leather piece with rustic accents is meant to be passed on to future generations.
These handcrafted, heat resistant leather Panhandle Covers are designed to fit cast iron or metal handled pots and pans, for the chef who has it all. This stylish addition will add some flair to the kitchen as you create your culinary masterpiece.
Cast iron dates back to as far as the 5th century BC, with the first iron artefacts discovered in China. The Chinese used cast iron for agriculture, warfare and architecture. Fast forwarding up to the 15th century, cast iron was extremely popular throughout Europe, with France using it for their military, and with the British during their Reformation. The first cast iron bridge, simply known as "The Iron Bridge" was built in the late 18th century, and is extremely important in today's infrastructure, worldwide. So give your cast ironware the respect it deserves by embellishing it with one of our Panhandle Covers, your hands deserve that respect, too.
The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, it also eliminates the need for a lining (often the first to tear) offering a natural and durable look.
The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.