COVID-19 CHARITY RAFFLE - 6.5" PETTY KNIFE
RAFFLE CLOSED: We raised $720 for healthcare workers!
How quickly the world can and has changed. While one can feel helpless by the shear enormity of a situation, you still try to find a way to lend a helping hand. I have decided to raffle this knife with all proceeds to benefit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Fund. The funds will go to support healthcare workers as well as especially vulnerable individuals.
Since we are all doing a lot more home cooking and realizing we might need another edged tool in our kitchen, I thought this raffle would be a great way for us to chip in and help. You can enter to win this knife for a $10 USD donation to the raffle. You may enter as many times as you would like until entries close on April 17th at 5pm CST. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing and I will announce the results on April 18th through Instagram and Facebook. The winner will also be notified via email.
I realize these are tough times financially for many, so if you are not able to donate, you can still help by sharing this raffle with your friends and family.
About this knife... This hand-forged Japanese Style Petty Knife is a great knife for general kitchen utility. Sized between a chef knife and a pairing knife, it can fill the gaps within your kitchen knife collection. It is razor sharp, nimble, well-balanced, and quick. The wa style handle is constructed of beautiful olive wood and ironwood that is a hidden dowel construction with an internal hidden pin. The blade was hand-forged from 52100 high carbon steel and has a smooth rounded spine and heel for comfort. This is a one of a kind, hand-forged knife.
Steel: 52100 High Carbon
Handle: Stabilized Olive wood and Iron Wood
Blade Length: 6.5" (165mm)
Weight: 4.9 oz.
Overal Length: 12" (305mm)
Spine thickness at handle: .125" (3.2mm)
Stainless steel is the most commonly found steel used in knives. It is a popular choice because it has a high resistance to rust and is easy to maintain a bright shiny surface. This rust resistance is provided by the addition of chromium to the alloy. While rust resistant it is "stain less" not "stain proof" and still requires a basic level of maintenance. What is gains in ease of maintenance in terms of appearance it loses in ease of edge maintenance. Generally, stainless knives are harder to get razor sharp and loose their edge faster. For someone looking for the highest possible performance, like a professional chef, stainless can have some drawbacks. For a knife used in a saltwater environment, like on a fishing boat, stainless steel would be a great choice.
High carbon steel knives generally are sharper and will stay that way for longer. Because we are interested in making the highest performing knives possible, many of our blades are made from or contain a component of high-carbon steel. These knives will require a bit more maintenance than you may be used to, but you will be rewarded with a higher level of cutting performance.
The drawback to high carbon steel is that it has little in the way of rust resistance. Over time and use the steel can develop a patina that will protect the knife from rust, when properly cared for. The metal will lose its shininess and will change an array of colors eventually settling into a medium to dark grey. This patina adds a certain level of character to the blade when compared to its shiny stainless counterpart. Some of our knives already have a patina or are on their way to developing one depending on the finish of the blade. Either way you should know that your blade will change in appearance after you start using it.
Use the knife safely and properly. Knives are designed to cut, chop and slice and different blade styles are better suited than others for certain tasks. Use caution when using a knife and try not to use a knife to pry things or cut things that can damage the steel and edge.
Keep it clean and dry. High carbon steel will rust and moisture left unattended on a knife will cause the ugly orange oxidation. High carbon steel knives will develop a patina over time that will change and darken the blades appearance, but will also help prevent rust from forming. We recommend gently rinsing your blade clean after use and then wiping it dry. This will promote the patina and not the rust.
Maintain the Edge. Maintaining your edge will make complete resharpening less frequent and will keep you at optimal performance. For maintaining your edge, we recommend a steel rod or sharpening stone. If this does not bring back your edge, then it is time for a full resharpening. You can take your knife to a reputable knife sharpener in your area or, if you prefer, you can send it back to us for resharpening. We will sharpen it for free and only invoice you for the return shipping cost.
We want our AlligatorHorses to go to good, caring homes and we want them to give you the best possible experience. We do our best to handcraft superior knives and test them thoroughly before they go off into the world, but your feedback is an important way for us gauge performance and make improvements as needed. If you have any issues, concerns or questions, please contact us.
We unequivocally guarantee our craftsmanship and materials. We strive to make tough, capable knives and if there is any issue we will work with you to reach a solution. If there is any defect in materials or craftsmanship we will offer complimentary repair, credit or refund.
That being said, no knife is immortal. To get optimal performance a certain amount of maintenance and care is required.
Your Pledge: (please recite out loud)
I do solemnly pledge to care for my AlligatorHorse. I will keep it clean, I will keep it sharp. I will not abuse it, use it as a pry bar or throw it, and I will do my very best not to drop it. I will use it safely, I will use it as intended, I will use it every chance I get.
We cannot be held responsible for things such as neglect, misuse or abuse.
We offer free shipping within the U.S.
Shipping Time - U.S.
We require 5 business days to prepare your shipment. Delivery times vary by location and are not guaranteed. Typically it takes 3-5 business days to receive your order after it is shipped.
Shipping Time - International
We require 5 business days to prepare your shipment. Please allow 14 - 21 business days to receive your order after it is shipped. We cannot guarantee International delivery times due to customs. NOTE: You will be responsible for additional costs of duties/taxes assessed by the government upon delivery.
You will receive an email with tracking info once your order is processed and packaged for shipment.