Epicure Damascus Steel 4.5" Petty Utility Knife

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According to Merriam-Webster, the word epicure means; one with sensitive and discriminating tastes, especially in food or wine. We are all about good food and great wine, but the name actually comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus. Epicurus taught a philosophy of friendship, simple pleasures, and an uncomplicated lifestyle. The pursuit of pleasure was not about indulging all of the senses, but to find pleasure in the things that truly matter to you. We like this philosophy and try to live it to the best of our ability. That is why we named this Damascus steel petty knife after him.

The Epicure Damascus Steel Petty Utility Knife is an all around general-purpose knife that will become a mainstay in your kitchen. Petty knives are ideal for small work, such as peeling, slicing fruit and vegetables, or chopping herbs. Because of their smaller size, they are easier to maneuver and control. They are also fantastic for people who are uncomfortable with a full-sized chef knife. The compact size is much easier to learn with. We have added a rounded belly to our petty knife to make it easier to create a rocking motion while slicing. We also finished this knife with a gorgeous rose wood handle which makes this knife as exquisite to look at as it is to use.

Want to pair this petty knife with a full-sized chef knife? Check out its larger sibling, the Kodiak Damascus Steel Chef Knife.

Epicure Damascus Steel 4.5" Petty Utility Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Handle Length: 4.5”
  • Blade Length: 4.5”
  • Blade Depth: 1.125"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095 and 15n20
  • Damascus Pattern: Twist
  • Number of Layers: 256
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm
  • Full tang
  • Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
  • Handle Material: Rose Wood
  • Includes a wood presentation box
  • Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, metal pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

Care Instructions:

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

About Forseti Steel:

The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.

In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.