Windmühlenmesser K2 4" Petty Stainless Walnut

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The K2 is an indispensable wide, petty knife.

The Windmühlenmesser 'K' series knives are inspired by classic Japanese double bevel designs. They have thin geometry and are easy to sharpen, making them a shop favorite. The blades feature a 'blue' glaze, a shiny final polish from natural stone powder. The ergonomic handles are hand polished and shaped.

Robert Herder Windmühlenmesser knives are made in Solingen, Germany, and still utilize old hand-work techniques. Their fine, hand-ground blades are extremely light and ground thin- they offer a great cutting feel that is not possible with chunky, mechanized-ground blades. Paired with a slight convexity, it makes for reduced friction and sticking during cutting.

Windmühlenmesser has worked hard to establish an extensive apprenticeship program at their workshop. There, craftspeople work to preserve old techniques that have nearly disappeared from Solingen.

These are made with a proprietary stainless steel (chromium, molybdenum, vanadium) which is harder than the average European stainless steel. They have good edge life and toughness, but are ground thin for smooth cutting and will not tolerate misuse. Twisting on the cutting board or cutting hard items like bones or frozen food is not recommended. No Dishwasher use. 

Brand: Robert Herder - Windmühlenmesser
Producing Area: Solingen, Germany
Profile: Petty/Utility
Size: 4"
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Handle: Walnut Wood
Total Length: 9”
Blade Height: 1 1/4"
Edge Length: 4"
Weight: 1.9 oz
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
HRC: 59-60

This is a stainless steel knife. It should be hand washed and towel dried. Habitual dishwasher use will result in degraded edge and handle. Consistent long term exposure to moisture can lead to oxidation.

Use on a quality wooden cutting board will help the knife stay sharper for longer. Use on hard surfaces like plates and bamboo will reduce the edge life and can result in edge damage.

We recommend hand sharpening on whetstones. We have found that most western knives perform best with a medium finish starting around 1000 grit. Avoid pull through sharpeners and non-water cooled mechanized sharpening. Steel honing rods work well with this knife.

Windmühlenmesser K2 4" Petty Stainless...

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