172P - Kiwi Brand cook's cleaver style knife with a seven inch blade and a black plastic handle.
The 172p chef's knife with a black plastic handle is a great all-purpose choice of knife for common kitchen tasks such mincing, slicing, chopping vegetables and slicing meat.
The blade is approximately seven inches long and is just less than two inches wide (see diagram for detailed dimensions) while the knife edge is perfectly flat with a small curve towards the tip.
Taking inspiration from the Japanese Nakiri knife in both it's shape (the profile) and style (the grind, which is a double bevel), 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 very best knives that Thailand has to offer, Kiwi knife designs are both attractive and practically suited for everyday use.
While the 172p style knife has a black plastic handle, it is also available with a wooden handle as either a Kiwi (172) or Kom-Kom (172KK).
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. The handle is made from polypropylene which is a very durable type of plastic.