Kintaro Damascus Utility Knife (Petty) - 120mm (4-3/4in)
Product Description for Kintaro Damascus Utility Knife (Petty) - 120mm (4-3/4in)
Maker: Kanehiro (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97238
Blade length: 4.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 60 - 61)
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Layered impregnated hardwood (pakka wood)
Description: Utility knives are perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as performing other detail tasks. The thin blade is longer than a paring knife and has a thinner profile than a chef's knife. It is one of the essential knives to have in the kitchen.
Kanehiro Uchi Hamono was founded in 1953 by Kintaro Kato. Over the years, the company has built up tremendous experience and knowledge of forging skill and knifemaking. The president, Hiroshi Kato, is the second generation of Kanehiro Uchi Hamono and received certification as a traditional Japanese craftsman in 2008.
Kintaro chef's knives feature a blade of exquisite beauty. Layers of alternating SUS304 and SUS310 stainless steel (called damascus in the west - and suminagashi in Japan) surround a premium VG10 cobalt stainless steel core. Each knife is a unique design -- a true work of art. VG10 takes and holds a razor edge -- ensuring a silky and effortless cut. It is hardened to Hrc 60-61 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resist edge that is relatively easy to sharpen. A convex grind (hamiguri-ba) assists food to release from the side of the knife. The ambidextrous blade features a 50/50 grind.
A stainless steel bolster separates the blade from the handle. The triple riveted tang runs the full length of the handle for strength and longevity. The nicely rounded, comfortable handle is made from resin impregnated hardwood. This 'pakka wood' combines the best attributes of natural wood and resin -- and easily meets the rigorous demands of a home or commercial kitchen.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days