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Hitohira Ashi Swedish Stainless Petty 150mm Ho Wood Handle

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Description

What kind of knife is this?

Petty knives (Utilty) have a similar profile as the Gyuto but smaller, commonly ranging from 12 to 15cm. A shape most often used next to any larger all-purpose blade (gyuto & santoku) although there are many households where this is the go-to knife. Very suitable for the smaller cutting tasks such as cleaning, portioning and peeling fruits and vegetables and cleaning smaller cuts of meat or fish. 

Pairing knives are more used for in-hand tasks such as peeling, trimming, scoring and cleaning and fruit or vegetable. 

Care Instructions

This is a stainless steel knife. It becomes stainless due to a certain amount (10-13%) of chromium and/or nickel in the alloy, it forms a film layer which acts as a barrier between metal and oxygen. Stainless steel is easy, practical and functional but not completely maintenance free. With very bad maintenance it can rust or show pitting, after all it’s called stainless not stain-free steel. The corrosion resistance varies with each stainless steel. In my opinion the same rules apply here as with carbon steel (non-stainless).

Store your knife dry and clean, never let it air-dry after washing, no dishwasher and avoid extremely hard products like frozen foods or bones ect. But a big difference to carbon steel is that your margin of error is much bigger, the rust resistance is much greater and thus easier and more worry free to maintain.

Please note that there are many different stainless steels, just like carbon steels, each with its own properties and characteristics. Each should be judged individually.

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Smith: Ashi Hamono 芦刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Petty
Size: 150mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono Swedish Stainless Steel
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 278mm
Edge Length: 138mm
Handle to Tip Length: 148mm
Blade Height: 28mm
Thickness: 1.6mm
Handle Length: 130mm
Weight: 58g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed