The Harukaze AS Petty 135mm is a fairly new item in the line-up of this price conscious range of kitchen cutlery. Made specifically for CKTG, these value added knives are made from one of the top carbon steels, Aogami Super
AS is a steel derived from Aogami 2, or Blue # 2, which has been augmented with the addition of more carbon, chromium, and tungsten. It is regarded as the best of the Hitachi Blue paper carbon steels with regard to both edge retention and its ability to be sharpened to an acute angle. The core steel is hardened to 63 HRC and clad with soft stainless alloy which adds strength and protects the knife from reacting with acids or moisture.
135mm is a medium length blade for a petty. This makes it a versatile cutting tool around the kitchen. Board cutting and handheld processes are both within the scope of this blade, along with the ability to take on garnishes and artistic style cutting needs. This is a stout and rigid knife that flies though herbs and other small items with ease. The knife is finished off with a nice rosewood oval handle with a pakka wood ferrule.
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Made In Tosa, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: AS (Aogami Super Steel)
Weight: 2.1 ounces
Blade Length: 140mm
Blade Height: 30mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2 mm
Edge Grind: 50/50
Handle: Rosewood Oval
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood