Petty knife, Aogami 2 core, stainless steel clad, migaki finish - Shigeki Tanaka
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Shigeki Tanaka trained in Takefu, an area we are very familiar with knife-wise. After training for 3 years he moved to his family forge in Miki city. From here he has gained an excellent reputation for making exceptional value knives using traditional techniques.
SHAPE: Petty. One of the smallest knives in a chefs arsenal and good for well small things.
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. This steels differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 having slightly less carbon. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use. The blade is clad in stainless steel.
FINISH: Polished or migaki.
HANDLE: Octagonal Teak wood handle.
LENGTH: 150mm in length.
MAKER: Shigeki Tanaka - Miki city, Japan
BEST FOR: Small precision work.
SAUNDERS SAYS: “This is a great knife - quality steel, easy to care for and a nifty addition to your kitchen.”