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Tetsujin Hamono Blue #2 Etched Damascus Petty 165mm Ebony Handle

This distinct line of knives comes from the duo of childhood friends blacksmith Tetsu and sharpener Myojin, the latter known for his work on the famed Konosuke Fujiyama line. We at Tosho have previously carried knives under Konosuke from this duo, and are proud to bring their work in once more.

The finishing process distinguishes this line from other Tetsujin Hamono knives you may have seen elsewhere. What appears at a first glance to be a Damascus pattern on the blade is actually alloy banding, a process involving polishing the steel to a point where the metallurgic composition of the materials used are brought out to form a distinct pattern.

Constructed from Blue #2 carbon steel, these blades have a high performing edge, are easy to sharpen and will hold an edge better than most other carbon steel knives. Home cooks looking for a unique blade that offers the performance benefits of carbon steel without the full maintenance package will appreciate this series from Tetsujin Hamono. In addition, the acid etching (basically a pre-forced patina) done on the blade makes these knives less likely to oxidize food ingredients and to form rust, compared to other iron-clad and mono carbon steel knives.

So, if you have been looking to try out carbon steel knives, but hesitated because of the horror stories involving tarnished foods and rusts, look no further.

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 (any 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: Tetsujin Hamono
Blacksmith: Tetsu
Profile: Petty
Size: 165mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 290mm
Edge Length: 152mm
Handle to Tip Length: 169mm
Blade Height: 31.8mm
Thickness: 2.8mm
Handle Length: 121mm
Weight: 106g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: 63~64HRC

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