Polished Purple Petty 111mm

In high-polished RWL-34 stainless steel with symmetrical grind and beautiful, smooth shinogi on either side of the blade atop the convex bevels, this wonderfully unique petty chef knife is as sharp as the man that made it. Bladesmith James Oatley takes the geometry to a near zero edge, thin and hard with a fine tip and tall heel, creating a handy, compact, and head-turning knife for daily meal prep. A handle of dyed and stabilized maple with swirls of purples and pinks, light and dark, is shaped in James' usual, comfortable style, tapering forward through the hand-hammered brass pin which allows the handle to be removed for cleaning. Included is a saya sculpted from Australian bottle brush wood local to James' region, fitted with a brass pin. 

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Based in St. Leonards, Australia, James Oatley uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce heirloom-quality kitchen cutlery one at a time at his one-man studio. James holds himself to the highest of standards, resulting in what many consider to be works of art, each knife built to last generations while standing up to the demands of any kitchen.

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Blade length: 111mm / 4.4”. Overall length: 230mm / 9.1”. Blade width at the choil: 2.5mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 51mm. Weight: 4.1oz / 116g.
Blade: RWL-34 stainless steel. Handle: Maple with brass pin (removeable). Saya: Australian bottle brush with brass pin.
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