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Purple Aureus - 6in (150mm) Damascus Petty Culinary Knife

“Purple Aureus” 6in (150mm) Damascus petty knife. An incredible indigo cascade of velvetine resin pours from the sunray Damascus pattern on the blade and into the wa-style handle where it meets a plume of gold leaf flake. The plume forms a mane of gold on the grinning skull that peers out the butt of this blade, its piercing gaze made all the more salient by its large, bejeweled, purple eyes.

The blade is made from VG10 core hardened to 60 HRC. Multiple layers of stainless are forged on both sides of the blade that protect the core and result in the damascus layer pattern. VG10 is a high hardness stainless that doesn’t require the maintenance or care of a carbon steel. VG10 blades should be sharpened with a water stone, synthetic stone, or diamond. Do not use a honing steel on this blade. The edge angle is sharpened to 17 degrees and then stropped to a super sharp finish. The blade is 6” (150 mm) long, with a convex surface grind.⠀

Features:

  • Blade Style: Petty
  • Edge Finish: Slight curve for chopping and slicing
  • Blade Grind: Double bevel
  • Grind Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Blade Face: Convex grind
  • Handle Style: Wa Octagonal
  • Tang: Tapered stick tang, epoxied in

Materials:

  • Blade Material: VG-10 core with multilayer stainless cladding
  • Blade Pattern: Damascus 
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC at VG-10 core. Stainless cladding is softer.
  • Handle Material: Resin

Dimensions:

  • Blade Cutting Length: 6 inches (150 mm)
  • Overall Length: 11 inches (275 mm)
  • Handle Width: ~ 1in (25.4 mm)
  • Blade Height (Max):  ~ 1.14 inches (29 mm)
  • Blade Thickness at spine (Max): 0.079 inches (2 mm)

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