Hitohira TD Blue #2 Stainless Clad Kurouchi Utility 105mm Padauk Handle
The TD Blue #2 line is a perfect blade to get a taste of carbon steel without the full maintenance headache, thanks to the stainless cladding that protects most of the surface area from rust, while you can enjoy the long edge life and sharpness of blue #2 carbon steel.
We find this construction to be the best of both types of steel, and hope more people try out this amazing high-carbon steel! (one must keep clean and dry the whole blade often to prevent it from rusting, and a benign discoloration/patina will form regardless).
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
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Padauk & Wenge Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 225mm
Edge Length: 108mm
Handle to Tip Length: 122mm
Blade Height: 36mm
Handle Length: 104mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous