The 5-inch stainless steel Utility Knife from Itami Matsumoto is a general use blade for kitchen tasks not suited to larger knives. Featuring hardened steel and a sturdy birch grip, this Japanese kitchen knife will make quick work of any task.
Japanese chefs use this knife for precision work and decorative cuts. The home chef will find it ideal for the following activities:
- Cutting open food packaging
- Finer knife and decorative work
Itami Matsumoto knives feature a 60-layer Damascus steel construction and handles made from birch treated to resist the cracking, checking, warping, surface oxidation, and dulling that many inferior knives display with age.
Each knife is unique. Wood grain and Damascus steel will have slight variations in pattern and color.