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This is a smaller hand forged kitchen knife (known as a "petty") featuring a blade with a Japanese Hitachi "Aogami Super" core/edge clad with stainless steel. This steel is heat treated to very high hardness, and the edge is very thin. It is purely for use in cutting vegetables and boneless meat and may fail if subject to abuse. Please see the section on this website on caring for your knife for further details.
The hexagonal handle is made from sustainably harvested Spanish olive wood.
The specifics are;
Length; 172mm
Heel height; 39mm
Thickness at heel; 3.5mm
Thickness at 20mm from tip; 1.5mm
Handle length; 126mm
Balance point; As pictured