This knife is a thin edged petty/bunka with a 190mm cutting edge and thin spine tapering from 2.41mm to the tip, this knife would also make a great slicer with its thin edge. The blade is handmade from Nitro-V, a premium fine grained stainless steel developed by Knifemakers for its high hardness and toughness combined with its ability to hold an extremely keen edge, whilst being easy to sharpen.
This blade has been heat treated with a cryogenic cycle to a final hardness of 62hrc. It has been convex ground with near continuous distal taper to create an extremely fine and sharp cutting edge. The primary bevels have been finished with an 800g satin hand rubbed finish with polished spine and choil for comfort. The edge has been sharped to 4k on whetstones.
The handle is a Japanese inspired style hidden tang with Ivory Snake Juma bolster, brass and black G10 spacers with a 6000 year old piece of stabilized ancient Redgum handle. The handle shape sits comfortably in the palm of the hand whilst also ensuring adequate knuckle clearance. The knife balances right at the edge if the bolster and weighs a total of 144g, ensuring lightweight high performance.
This knife has a hand-stitched leather saya.
Steel: Nitro-V stainless steel
Hardness: ~62 HRC
Grind: Convex primary bevels
Total length: 348mm
Length of cutting edge: 190mm
Handle length: 140mm
Blade height at heel: 49mm
Spine thickness -
Above heel: 2.41mm
10mm before tip: 0.6mm
**This knife is shipped FREE internationally through standard Australia Post with tracking, this can be upgraded to express at checkout. If you would like to purchase insurance please contact me here.