The Tojiro ITK 120mm Petty is a great little knife for a great little price. This petty is the smallest in this line of knives made exclusively for Chefknivestogo.com, (the ITK moniker stands for "In The Kitchen"). This knife is made with Shirogami white #2 steel. This particular petty has what is called a kurouchi finish, which is a rustic rough black finish on the top of the knife blade. Being a carbon steel knife, this knife is reactive. Many people love reactive knives for the colored patinas these knives develop over time, though extra care is needed to ensure they do not rust. Carbon steels are also admired for their ability to take a sharp edge, and this petty is no exception making quick work of small delicate jobs like peeling vegetables and trimming meat. The hardness of this steel means that sharpened edges will last a decent amount of time, though they can be damaged easily if not stored and handled properly. The handle of this petty is made from Ho wood, which is a traditional handle material in Japan. The ferrule is a black plastic, which is partly how this knife is priced so aggressively. This little petty is a great addition to any collection of knives, and especially for those looking to experiment with reactive carbon steels.
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