152 - Kom-Kom five inch rectangular blade knife with a hardwood handle.
This is a small, general purpose knife which is perfect for mincing, slicing, chopping vegetables and slicing meat.
The blade is approximately five inches long and is just over one inch wide (see diagram for detailed dimensions) while the knife edge is perfectly flat with a very small curve towards the tip.
Taking inspiration from the Japanese Nakiri knife in both it's shape (the profile) and style (the blade grind, which has a double bevel), the blade is only 1mm thick and so it excels at chopping vegetables, as there is less resistance when compared to western style blades. Overall it is lightweight and well balanced.
Known globally by their reputation as the best knives that Thailand has to offer, Kiwi Brand and Kom-Kom knives are both attractive and practically suited for everyday use.
The blade is made from SUS420J2 Japanese Martensitic stainless steel, which is a high carbon stainless steel alloy that is specially heat treated and tempered which ensures sharpness and unrivalled durability and it has an ironwood hardwood handle which is attractive and hard-wearing.
See the "knife care" tab above, for advice on how best to maintain your knives.
Keep the blade away from strong acids or alkalis such as fish sauce or vinegar.
Do not use wire wool to clean as it may damage the blade. Wash with a soft sponge and dry immediately.
Avoid putting wooden handled knives in a dishwasher as the high temperature and extended period in water will shrink and dry the wood and will ultimately ruin the knife.
This knife is made with a Japanese high carbon martensitic stainless steel alloy(SUS420J2) which has the benefit of being harder and therefore sharper than many other stainless steels but the trade-off is that they are more prone to staining.
If your knife has a wooden handle, it is recommended to oil the handle occasionally with a food grade oil. The choice of oil is a personal preference however groundnut and rapeseed oil appear to be popular but avoid olive oil as this can go rancid quite quickly. This will help maintain the wood and keep your knife looking like new. Be very careful while doing this to avoid cutting yourself.
Store knives in a dedicated storage solution such as a wooden box or wall hanger, see our knife storage options .
Keep in a safe location away from children.