The Kikuichi Elite carbon Petty is a really handy knife to have around the kitchen. It is small and light and will take on so many tasks that a larger blade just cannot handle.
It is made using a mono steel construction of SK-4 carbon steel. SK-4 is a soft carbon alloy that takes a very sharp edge. It is also makes for a fairly easy knife to sharpen. The steel used here is hardened to 59-60 HRC. Being made from a solid carbon steel, you must take extra care to keep the blade clean and dry between uses as it will rust if not given this attention. After a bit of time a patina will develop which will reduce the chances of corrosion and thus the required maintenance.
A nicely finished black Pakka wood handle endows the knife with a good balance and feel. It is attached with a stainless steel bolster and 3 rivets.
Kikuichi is a knife manufacturer that can trace its roots back over 700 years with a legacy as a true samurai swordsmith. They have been producing superior kitchen knives for over 100 years. This is a very well made and priced knife that will find favor in many professional and home kitchens.
Weight: 3.0 ounces
Blade Length: 125 mm
Total Length: 239 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.6 mm
Blade Height: 26.6 mm
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