Petty knife, Aogami 2, kurouchi and tsuchime, single bevel - Ittetsu
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This range is pretty alternative. It’s the familiar double bevel shapes in single bevel format.
SHAPE: Petty. One of the smallest knife in the arsenal, this one excels at butchery tasks like taking off silver skin. Just dont try and cut bones with it. Additionally these knives should be exclusively sharpened on Whetstones.
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.
FINISH: Kurouchi and Tsuchime. Kurouchi is the forge blackening left on from the manufacturing process. This helps inhibit rust. Tsuchime is a hammered finish which helps with food release.
HANDLE: Octagonal Walnut with a pakkawood ferrule
MAKER: Ittetsu - Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: People who like sharpening things.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "I have to confess that these knives were brought it for the simple reason I wanted to own one. My feedback is they're amazing."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.