150mm petty in Swedish stainless steel with western pakka wood handle by Ashi Hamono of Sakai City. 230mm overall, height at heel 24mm, 64 grams. Saya is included.
These knives are some of the thinnest and easiest to sharpen, resulting in a very fine cutting feel. Ashi's Swedish stainless steel is stamped and hardened to 59 HRC. Sweden has some of the best iron deposits in the world, compromised of very low contaminants and fine grains. They are ideal for the professional or home cook who is looking for a great workhorse for smaller tasks and easy sharpen-ability.
Ashi Hamono was established in 1948 in Sakai City Japan; a major center of traditional knife making. Ashi makes knives utilizing a one piece of steel (rather than forge laminated 2/3 layer blade), called zenkou construction. Ashi’s Ginga line is famous for it’s thinness and precision, utilizing top quality shirogami, or Japanese carbon steel, and Swedish stainless steel. These knives have an excellent attention to detail, from their grinding to heat treatment and hafting.