Hitohira Futana SB Kuro Tsuchime Petty 150mm Cherry Wood Handle
The Futana series is a great series for anyone getting into Japanese kitchen knives for elegant aesthetics and beautifully finished wooden handles. The S3 line features a fully stainless blade for ease of maintenance, whereas the SB line boasts Blue Super carbon steel that will hold an incredible edge for a long while (one must keep clean and dry it often to prevent it from rusting, and a benign discoloration will form regardless).
We highly recommend the Futana blades as gifts for culinary students, professional cooks, young professionals moving into their first apartment, newly weds and more!
A petty (utility) knife probably gets used most often after your all-purpose knives. It can be used to cut small fruits, vegetables, and even some smaller cuts of meats (and many many more things, like cutting through plastic wrapping from a grocery trip!) If you have one, for a quick meal for two, you may just get it done without a chef's knife.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) Super, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Cherry Wood & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 288mm
Edge Length: 154mm
Handle to Tip Length: 164mm
Blade Height: 28mm
Handle Length: 1.8mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous