Yamachu Ice Pick
Material: Stainless steel and compressed wood
Dimensions: 6 7/8" (17.5cm)
* Please note that the quality of this ice pick lies especially in the finish of the stainless steel parts. Each ice pick is handmade and finished carefully one by one. The stainless steel parts are sharpened by hand on a ceramic wheel so you may see some faint scratches. The wooden and stainless steel head of the anvil-shaped head do not necessarily align perfectly but this will not affect the performance of this ice pick.
Japanese bartenders and mixologists have been in the spotlight for the past few years, gaining recognition in world cocktail championships for their presentation, precision, professionalism, attention to detail, shaking techniques, and of course, high quality bar tools. Just as Japanese knives have become the preferred choice among many chefs and cooks around the world, Japanese bar tools have started to become the top choice for bartenders and mixologists worldwide.
Japanese bartenders are not only insistent on using quality ice (clear, with minimal air pockets) but on using the best tools to properly carve the ice as well. Go to any of the top bars in Japan and you will be amazed to see the bartender skillfully carve blocks of ice into the desired shape (to order!). Some bartenders will use a knife while some prefer to use ice picks like this. This one prong pick is shaped like an ice climbing pick, and there are three distinct parts you can use to break off or carve the ice.
Large ice balls are a great complement to whiskeys, certain cocktails and other drinks on the rocks because they keep the drink cold without diluting it. Yamachu's ice pick is one of the bestsellers in Japan.