Steampunk Ice Shavers

I just thought I’d share some photos of the pat bing su stalls I came across in Busan last weekend for anyone with as strong a case of kitchen/catering equipment geekery as I do.

Each stall was kitted out with a wrought-iron ice shaver. The ice shavers were manually powered by a large wheel on one side and worked by rotating a firmly fixed block of ice against the edge of a razor. Each one was painted blue and embossed with birds to give it a really cool steampunk/Victorian feel to it.

After doing some digging (i.e. one search in google) I came across a Chinese company that sells them. They’re around 30 dollars a piece but unfortunately you need to order 160. I don’t suppose anyone wants to split it? How cool would these be for making cocktails!?