Gihei HAP40 Petty with horn WA Octagon handle
Tip to heal - 150 mm Approx.
Overall length - 274 mm Approx.
Core: Powder High Speed Steel HAP40 (Hitachi)
Outside: Stainless Steel.
Handle - Ebony Octagon with buffalo Horn ferrule
Pls note : we use high quality horn ferrule, which is natural product and have some variation in colour and contrast, which is quite obvious but much better in durability as compare to cheap plastic/wood or resin ferrule which look similar but easily breakable.
High speed steel is the super hard steel made from the powdered alloy tightened and hardened evenly.
Its sharpness could be No.1 in Japanese knife industry.
HAP40 is a powdered steel blend featuring high levels of Vanadium, Molybdenum, Cobalt and Tungsten, resulting in a semi-stainless blade with exception edge retention. Despite the incredible hardness of the blade, they are responsive to sharpening on whetstones.