3½" Paring Knife, CTS BD1N / Black & Red Micarta
3½” Paring Knife is ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Also can be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.
The Apogee Culinary Designs Dragon Fire Series of knives are handcrafted in Seki, Japan by Yaxell. The blades are constructed of one-piece, 2.5mm thick, high-grade American CTS BD1N Nitrogen steel by Carpenter Technologies. Hardened to HRC63, this vacuum-melted stainless steel containing certain metal additions that offer enhanced blade retention properties and exceptional corrosive resistance. The alloy composition is finely balanced to offer superior edge retention, surface finish, and an ability to be sharpened to a fine edge.
The handles are constructed of high heat-resistant, FDA approved, non-shrink Black/Red Micarta, with three stainless steel rivets. The bolsters that enhance the handles are made of 18/10 stainless steel and provide outstanding stability and balance. These extremely sharp and durable knives are the perfect blend of Japanese craftsmanship and advanced American steel and technology.