Shigeki Tanaka Blue Steel No.2 17 Layer Damascus 150mm Petty Knife with Magnolia Handle
Shigeki Tanaka is a young and passionate blacksmith, creating new knives and styles that are exciting the market. These knives offer an amazing level of craftsmanship and quality and have superb sharpness and durability.
This range is made from Blue Steel No.2, which is a carbon steel with HRC rating of between 63 and 65. This very hard steel has incredible sharpness and exceptional retention while also being easy to sharpen.
Petty knives are a smaller blade mainly used for slicing or chopping veg, meat, herbs, or perhaps even filleting a fish. A vital knife for when a Gyuto (all-purpose chef's knife) is too big. Blades are the same profile as a Gyuto, but are normally between 120mm and 150mm, with the smaller blades being used for peeling or removing ends off the chopping board.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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