Handcrafted Carbon
Steel Cookware

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Made in Virginia,

by blacksmith Spencer Yates

 

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Hand-Forged

True craftmanship is often lost in our modernized society.  At Athena, we pay homage to the vastly superior art of hand-forged metalwork by handcrafting each and every aspect of our cookware.  Far from a symbolic gesture, the ancient methods of forging we embrace produce unparalleled quality and durability.  

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Functional Art

We are inspired by the world around us.  When it comes to the culinary arts, that couldn't be more true.  Spending three decades as a metal artist, Yate's felt compelled to craft functional culinary tools that could inspire and elevate every dish.

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Natural Ergonomics

Like cast iron, carbon steel is a working metal, one that is formulated to last centuries.  Harnessing the curves of the natural world, Athena embraces the ruggedness of the metal through elegant ergonomic design.  At first touch, you're simultaneously struck by the weight of the pan and how its handle cradling the palm makes it feel like a natural extension of your hand. 

Functional Art

We are inspired by the world around us.  When it comes to the culinary arts, that couldn't be more true.  Spending three decades as a metal artist, Yate's felt compelled to craft functional culinary tools that could inspire and elevate every dish.

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Hand-Forged

True craftmanship is often lost in our modernized society.  At Athena, we pay homage to the vastly superior art of hand-forged metalwork by handcrafting each and every aspect of our cookware.  Far from a symbolic gesture, the ancient methods of forging we embrace produce unparalleled quality and durability.  

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The Athena Collection

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Skillet

 Designed as a hybrid between the Sauté Pan and the French Skillet, the Athena Skillet collection features medium height lips with enough curvature to sauté and flip vegetables, while still facilitating the iconic sear every great cook desires.  Athena’s Skillet is the workhorse that can do it all. 

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Roaster

With the deep basin and unmatched qualities of hand forged carbon steel, each Athena roaster provides an unfettered canvas for any chef.  With a lifetime guarantee, a set of these roasters will undoubtedly be at the center of your family gatherings for decades to come.

Used and Loved by Chefs

 

Executive Chef at the Prestigious Farm-To-Table Restaurant Red Hen in Lexington VA

Chef at the Favorite Mexican Restaurant Mano Taqueria in Lexington VA