Our 4½” Artisan Fruit Knife is designed for the professional chef. The blade is very similar to a Western Paring knife with the cutting qualities of the most productive Japanese made knives. The maker adopted powdered steel technology in order that the blade would have a high hardness (Rc64) and would face up to rust. The blade is a forged triple layered structure. The center layer is SRS-15 powdered steel firstly designed for metal cutting tools The cladding layers are soft SUS-405 stainless steel. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip face up to edge but yet is easy to resharpen. A forge welded bolster seals the blade from the deal with. And for strength and longevity, the triple riveted tang runs the full length of the deal with. The well shaped, comfortable deal with is constructed from more than one wood layers infused with resin and will last a life time. Both deal with and tang are tapered for better balance and reduced fatigue throughout long use. The blade length is 4½”, and overall length is 9″.
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These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The master blacksmiths hand hammer a lamination of high carbon “white steel” between two layers of soft wrought iron.
The handles are constructed from Ho wood.
They come well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes a super paring knife for fruit and vegetables.