Kikusumi NATUR Aomori Hiba 5″ Petty Knife Japanese G3 Steel Polished – 13.5 cm Wa Handle
* AVAILABLE SPRING 2022
The NATUR collection is 100 % forged and handcrafted in Japan for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition. Traditional & modern forging combined to produce high quality steel accented with natural woods and detailed refinements. NATUR series of knives are built with sustainably harvested woods that will last a lifetime. NATUR captures the best qualities of the forging spirit in a knife that is authentically artisan in every detail. It offers the cook a remarkably precise cutting tool with a rustic yet refined aesthetic.
AOMORI HIBA HANDLES
We created these as mono-handles so the pure beautiful grain of Aomori Hiba wood shines through. Aomori Hiba is considered a prestigious wood in Japan sought after by sushi chefs and temples. Aomori Hiba has been used to build temples, shrines, castles, and other important works of Japanese architecture throughout many generations. Japanese chefs have long utilized the knife friendly, mold & bacteria-resistant qualities of hiba wood for their cutting boards. Aomori Hiba handles are precision-crafted from carefully selected hiba lumber then carved and sanded naturally by our skilled Japanese craftsmen. They are self-preserving so never require oiling. The quality of wood & attention to detail is what make Aomori Hiba handles an exceptional choice.
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD
At Kikusumi we are committed to a future where we grow our resources and replace them. This means we grow our resources and replace them. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change as healthy forests help offset carbon emissions. The hiba forest in the northern prefecture of Aomori has been protected and managed carefully since 1661 because it is considered to be such an important source of the wood. Today responsible forest stewardship is an important element of sustainable growth and Kikusumi Aomori Hiba handles fulfill this goal of using resources
For cooks who prefer using a small size petty knife, the NATUR 5″ Petty 13.5 cm is the right knife choice. NATUR G3 semi-stainless steel blades are lighter and thinner than usual which makes them easier to handle and maneuver. Professional chefs will enjoy the kiriysuke tip on blade that offers improved scoring precision for ingredients like eggplant, cucumber, fish and wild game. NATUR Petty knife handles everything from small intricate work, carving, scoring and de-stemming foods. If you want a knife to handle challenging precision tasks in the kitchen and reflects a rustic artisan look then this is your knife.
G3 steel is a breakthrough in metallurgy that combines the performance of high-carbon steel with the convenience of a semi-stainless steel. Simply dry after use and it won’t rust. No need to oil blades. G3 steel is easy to sharpen and holds it edge better than stainless steels. Similar in performance to shirogami #2 but without the high maintenance so you can enjoy cooking more.