001A - Kom-Kom three inch seeding knife with high carbon blade and a wooden handle.
A seeding knife has a pointed tip that curves downwards towards the blade cutting edge. This style of knife is also often referred to as a birds beak or "tournée" knife. In Thailand they are often used for removing seeds from fresh exotic fruits such as rambutan, zalacca, longan, lychee etc. They are also used along with other specialist carving knives to create intricate fruit carvings. They are also used for other purposes that require some skilled or detailed work like removing chicken giblets etc. See the illustrations above for some examples of how to use it as a seeding knife.
The razor sharp cutting edge has a chisel grind, which means that it is bevelled on one side only. This results in a super sharp cutting edge which is perfect when being used for creating detailed fruit carvings.
This knife is also available as part of a set of 3 knives in the Kom-Kom "A" carving knife set.
The blade is made from Japanese high carbon martensitic stainless steel (SUS420J2) which has been hardened and tempered for optimal sharpness. This knife has a razor sharp cutting edge and it has a high quality hardwood handle which is secured with brass rivets.
As the handle wood is untreated, it 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. See the "knife care" tab for more details.