Glestain knives are manufactured in Japan and are immediately recognizable by their unique design. "Dimples" in the blade's surface reduce surface tension between the blade and the food being cut, allowing faster, easier, and more efficient cutting. The blade is constructed of Glestain's original Acuto steel, which undergoes a sub-zero manufacturing process that ensures a very hard (HRC 58-59) and durable edge. Each Glestain knife comes with a balanced, water resistant hardwood handle fastened with stainless-steel rivets.
Purpose of Offset Petty The petty is a smaller chef knife that makes it a convenient size for peeling and other delicate work. The offset design gives the user more clearance between the cutting board and one's knuckles.