This Kikuichi AUS-10 Petty Knife is hand-crafted incorporating high carbon molybdenum, creating a thin but stiff blade. Kikuichi’s blade-smiths also use vanadium, promoting a fine grain structure. Pairing knives are small and engineered to preform small tasks. Perfect for peeling and carving fruits and vegetables. They are typically designed to be used off the cutting board in your hand.