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 Goma - Haruyuki Goma blades offer great looks combined with spectacular performance and ruggedness. If you're buying your first fancy knife, or giving one as a gift, you can't do better than the Goma. VG-10 is steel formulated specially to make knives; it brings sharpness, toughness and stain resistance together in the best combination possible. The result is a mind-blowingly sharp edge that stays sharp for a very long time. Compared to other stainless steels, it is a dream to sharpen.
These knives are hand sharpened and hand-honed with a 50/50 double bevel edge, making them great performers in the kitchen. The unique tsuchime finish (hand hammered dimples) allows the blade to slide through food without sticking with the added bene t of a distinctive looking blade. The pakkawood handle is made from layers of wood and resin, compressed under intense pressure to produce and incredibly durable material.