Petty knife, SG2 powder steel, tsuchime finish - Nigara
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Nigara Hamono has a excellent reputation for creating one of a kind knives. We are very excited to be stocking these knives. In the words of me ‘they are well nice.’
SHAPE: Petty. Generally the smallest knife in a cook's arsenal but don't be put off by the size. These knives are insanely useful for both in-hand and on-board tasks.
STEEL: SG2 or R2. These are modern powder steels and as the name suggested are formed from mixture of powdered elements heated and pressed together. This allows for very precise recipes to be followed. The steels themselves have the ability to be hardened to above 65 on the Rockwell scale giving them excellent edge retention. This does come at a slight cost in that they can be slightly difficult to sharpen.
FINISH: Tsuchime. This is a hand hammered finish that is not only beautiful but also functional. The small depressions stop food sticking to the knife. This finishes comes in many different forms from the traditional round hammer marks to more modern patterns.
HANDLE: Octagonal Wenge handle with Buffalo ferrule
BLADE LENGTH: 150mm.
MAKER: Nigara Hamono - Japan
BEST FOR: Top of the line knives in crazy steels.
SAUNDERS SAYS: “Blimey these are all flipping lovely.”
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.