171P - Kiwi Brand cook's knife with a six and a half inch blade and a black plastic handle.
The Kiwi and Kom-Kom "171" style chef's knife is available in 3 flavours: the Kiwi Brand (171p) with a plastic handle, the Kiwi Brand (171) with a wooden handle or the Kom-Kom Brand (171KK), which also has a wooden handle but is higher quality.
The 171 is a perfect all-purpose choice for common kitchen tasks such mincing, slicing, chopping vegetables and slicing meat.
The blade is approximately six inches and a half inches long and is just over one and a half inches wide (see diagram for detailed dimensions) while the knife edge has a double bevel and a gradual curve towards the tip.
Taking some inspiration from the Japanese knives like the Santoku and Deba style knives this knife has a blade that is super thin when compared to traditional western style knives and it is lightweight and well balanced, so it excels when cutting a wide range of vegetables.
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 Japanese high carbon stainless steel (SUS420J2) which has been hardened and tempered for optimal sharpness. As well as the wave shape, the blade has a razor sharp scalloped cutting edge. The handle is made from a durable and hygienic, black polypropylene plastic.