Utility Knife (Petty) - Migaki Aogami Super (Carbon Steel) - 5-1/3 in. (135mm)
Product Description for Utility Knife (Petty) - Migaki Aogami Super (Carbon Steel) - 5-1/3 in. (135mm)
Maker: Akifusa (Aogami Super) Wa Handle (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97326
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.40 in.
Total length: 10.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Aogami Super carbon steel core (64 Hrc) forged between stainless steel, migaki (satin finished)
Handle: Macassar ebony
Description: A utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, with a narrower and straighter blade. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
This Akifusa line features a premium Super Blue (aogami super) carbon steel core. This is surrounded by protective soft layers of stainless steel. There is probably no finer combination of durability and "sharpenability" than Aogami Super steel. The fine grain particulates in this steel allow a beautifully fine edge to be attained, which will then be extremely durable for a long time. The combination of a high performance carbon steel core and stainless sides also provides easier care. It is hardened to Hrc 64 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resistant edge that is relatively easy to sharpen. While it is much easier to care for this knife than a full carbon steel knife, it still must be hand washed and dried to avoid rusting the core. We recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust. The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance and has an extremely thin, keen edge for superior cutting.
The 'D' shape handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand and is traditional used by a right-handed user, though many lefties find it equally comfortable. It is formed from macassar ebony with a pakkawood ferrule. This wood holds up extremely well in the harsh environment of the kitchen. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days