Kei Kobayashi is a very well known and super talented sharpener. He recently branched out into knife making. From SG2 steel, kobayashi's knives are considered ''lasers''.
This line with Kobayashi-San's signature 7 sided red lacquered handle are very comfortable. The lacquer also gives the handle a good amount of grip as will as it will help protect it.
This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.
Edge Length - 152 mm (6 in.)
Heel Height - 29 mm
Steel Type- SG2/R2
Bevel- Double Bevel
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