About the Shape - This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.
About Miyabi Birchwood - Miyabi knives stand out as works of art in the manufactured knife world. Zwilling of Germany, realizing that high-performance Japanese steel was taking over the knife world, did the practical thing and bought themselves two Japanese knife factories in Seki City Japan, a mecca for knife producers. Because of this unique blend, they offer a look and feel that bridges both cultures that are rare among knife makers.
Miyabi really outdid themselves in terms of sexiness with their Birchwood series. A blade forged from SG2 steel is guaranteed to work exceptionally well. What really ties this knife together is the rounded Birchwood handle, made to nest perfectly in your hand. Not just the average Birch, a Karelian (Masur) Birch is used, a highly prized material used for many purposes.