At 135mm, the Harukaze VG10 Tsuchime Petty is a medium length blade. It is a versatile cutting tool around the kitchen, whether cutting on a board or in hand. The knife also has 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 blade is made from the ever-popular VG-10 stainless steel. It is easily the most used stainless alloy in the kitchen knife industry, and for good reason. VG-10 "super steel" is composed of carbon, chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, and vanadium. This composition of elements gives the VG-10 steel its most important properties, such as the ability to hold an edge coupled with great durability.
An outer cladding of a 17-layer damascus stainless alloy is applied to either side. The softer stainless steel cladding is given a tsuchime (hammered) finish, which enhances the knife’s great looks and also helps in achieving better food release.
The knife is finished off with a lovely western style rosewood oval handle with a stainless steel ferrule. This is a great little petty at a very attractive price, that will serve you well for many years to come!
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Hammered Damascus Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-10
Handle: Rosewood Western (Yo)
Hardness: RC 60 (special temper)
Bevel: 50/50 (good for both right- and left-handed users)
Weight: 90 g/3 oz
Blade Length: 140 mm
Overall Length: 250 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 1.8 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 30 mm