About the shape - This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done in your hand. Think about coring strawberries, cutting fruits in hand, and peeling potatoes. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.
About Haruyuki Mugi - These knives are the perfect gateway into Japanese knives and make a perfect gift. They look great, have a familiar feel because of the western style handle and the performance of the steel will blow you away. The hammered surface will break up surface tension allowing the knife to glide easily through the food as you slice and dice.
These are forged out of AUS-8, a stainless steel that is harder than your average kitchen knife but not quite as hard some of the carbon and high-tech steels of Japan. In normal speak, it will keep an incredible edge for a long time but is more durable than most Japanese knives. The handle is made from Pakka wood, a durable material made of wood that has been treated with resin.
||AUS8 Stainless Steel
||Pakka wood with welded bolster