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 Miyabi Hibana - 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 is rare among knife makers.
The Hibana (spark, in Japanese) line is named for the sparks that fly off of the steel when knives are forged. The 49-layer damascus pattern has been hammered to represent the image of the spark in its layers. This might be their most beautiful blade yet!
The simple acrylic handle offers a durable and sanitary option for both the home cook and professional chef.