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Katsuto Tanaka Damascus Petty 160mm

$260.00

Total Knife Length:

270 mm 

Blade Length Tip to Heel:

160 mm 

Blade Height:

38.5 mm

Blade Width at spine:

2.1 mm

Total Weight:

114 grams 

Steel Type:

Ginsan/Silver 3

Rockwell Hardness:

62-64

Handle Materials:

Red Wood / Brass Pin

 

Katsuto Tanaka is one of the knife maker working out of Matsubara Japan. You will sometimes see his knives sold as "Matsubara Knives" however there are multiple blacksmiths working in Matsubara. This unique knife is like a cross between a small Bunka and a large Petty at 160mm. With a polished damascus finish and Red Wood western style handles this knife is as beautiful as it is unique. 

The Petty or Utility knife is a small knife used for smaller and more delicate tasks. They range in size from 120mm to 210mm and usually have a short blade height and thin blade. They can be used as a line knife or to prep various smaller items. Great for things like cutting fruit, herbs or even to portion and slice smaller proteins. In our opinion this is a top 3 knife everyone should have in their arsenal.