Petty knife, Aogami 2 core with stainless steel cladding, nashiji finish - Ohishi
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A brilliant little petty, adept both in the hands and on the board.
SHAPE: Petty. Generally the smallest knife in a cook's arsenal. Perfect for intricate work.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. The steel has then been hardened to 62-63 rockwell and wrapped in stainless steel to further ease maintenance.
FINISH: Nashiji or pear skin finish. This matt and mottled finish helps with food release and looks very rustic.
HANDLE: D shaped rosewood handle with a pakkawood ferrule. Theoretically this is a right handers handle but I know loads of people who happily use them left handed. LENGTH: 130mm in length.
MAKER: Ohishi - Niigata City, Japan
BEST FOR: Those wanting one of the best cutting steels on the planet at an acceptable price.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "This range of knives is both beautiful and functional. The nakiri was one of the knives that got me into this profession and I have now owned one for quite a few years now."
BLADE LENGTH: 136mm
OVERALL LENGTH: 265mm
BLADE HEIGHT: 30mm
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.2mm
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.