Here is another rather unusual blade that we have added to our line-up. The Takayuki Aoniko Blue #2 Petty is a great little carbon steel petty with a twist. It is a Blue #2 mono steel construction! We rarely see this type of construction in a carbon blade as most of these steels are clad with a softer iron or stainless steel. Blue #2 is a high quality carbon steel that has excellent wear resistance and good toughness. But as it is a mono carbon steel knife one needs to be particularly careful with daily maintenance with regards to cleaning and drying the blade.
We really like 150mm petty knives. They are great utility knives with many diverse capabilities. The medium length blade is long enough for all but the largest of ingredients yet slim enough to take on the smallest and most intricate detail work. They are light in the hand and fast in operation.
The grinds on these knives are really well executed while the blade has a fine looking satin finish. It comes with a comfortable western (yo) style handle made from mahogany, which is mated to a nicely polished bolster. Three stainless rivets secure the scales and give the blade a nice up-market look.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Mono Steel, Laser Cut
Edge: Double Bevel (60/40, good for left- or right-handers)
Handle: Yo (Western)
Handle Scales: Mahogany
Weight: 2.6 ounces
Blade Length: 152 mm
Total Length: 265 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.6 mm
Blade Height: 27.0 mm
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