MAC 5" Petty Knife. Stainless steel blade. Riveted pakka wood handle.
From Seki City, MAC knives are made from rust-resistant chrome molybdenum vanadium high-carbon cutlery steel. Factory forged, the blades are hand-ground, assembled, and polished by craftsmen of Seki City. Hardened to 57-61 HRC, they hold a nice edge and are easy to sharpen. These are a great introduction to Japanese double bevel knives for a home cook or professional more familiar with western or European style knives.
Stainless steel is durable and resistant to rust and patina, but maintain with care. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards.