173 - Kiwi Brand cook's knife with a seven inch blade and a hardwood handle.
The 173 chef's knife is available with either a wood (173) or a plastic handle (173p) version and both are a great all-purpose choice for common kitchen tasks such mincing, slicing, chopping vegetables and slicing meat.
The blade is approximately seven inches long and is just under two inches wide (see diagram for detailed dimensions) while the knife edge has a double bevel and a gradual curve towards the tip.
Taking it's inspiration from Japanese knives like the Santoku and Deba style knives, this knife has a blade that is super thin, lightweight and perfectly balanced and 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 SUS420J2 Japanese Martensitic stainless steel, which is a high carbon stainless steel alloy that is specially heat treated and tempered to ensure sharpness and unrivalled durability.
The handle is made from untreated ironwood which will benefit from the occasional application of a food grade oil to maintain the health of the wood, avoiding shrinkage and keeping the handle looking like new.