Care to hazard a guess before you click the “more” button? Isn’t it so industrial looking? It kind of reminds me of a piece of modern art. Some might think it is designed for torture… Santa dropped it off for Marketman last Christmas. And it is one of those single-use implements that will occupy a phenomenal amount of pantry space and be used once or twice at most every year. Brushed steel, solid wood. I love it.
It’s a jamonera from Spain. A stand specifically designed to hold whole legs of Spanish ham such as a Serrano ham, or if you are feeling flush, a jamon iberico complete with the pig’s foot. You are meant to use the vice to steady the ham, making it easy to carve the ham for your dinner guests. You can’t quite use a Majestic ham on this contraption as the bone isn’t long enough… But let’s just say Santa had conniptions when she found out how much the accompanying Iberico would cost… so for now, I have the piece of art… hopefully in future, I’ll have the ham to put on it. My fiftieth birthday, perhaps? :)