Ziricote Raindrop Petty 165mm

The petty chef version of Matt Rubendall's full-size Ziricote Raindrop Chef 210mm, this versatile and well-rounded 165mm / 6.5" blade features Matt's beautifully executed 'Raindrop' pattern forced patina, an added layer of protection for the 52100 carbon steel. Balanced, fast in the hand, and razor-sharp, the blade tapers to a fine tip for precision slices, and offers a rounded, polished spine and choil for both comfort and good looks. With beautifully figured ziricote wood atop the handle, contrasted below is a layer of maple, which is faceted and shaped for excellent comfort, and style. A handmade saya is included, matching the handle's ziricote and maple, with a center piece of cedar so that the blade's edge rests on a softer wood, and stainless steel pins around the perimeter. 

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Matthew Rubendall of Ruby Knives builds sole-authorship handmade chef knives at his shop in South Brooklyn. A long-time custom classical guitar maker, Matt's attention to detail and appreciation for simple designs and function-first style has made him a talented knifemaker with a classic, refined aesthetic that we love. 

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Blade length: 165mm / 6.5". Overall length: 310mm / 12.2". Blade width at choil: 2.4mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.4mm. Blade height at heel: 49mm. Weight: 5.4oz / 118g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel at 62hrc. Handle: Ziricote with Maple underneath. Saya: Walnut with a second layer of Maple and a Cedar center, with a turned, two piece, stainless steel pin.
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