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Master Saji has now been making knives for over 40 years and has become highly experienced in his art.
After testing and evaluating a very reputable Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel, called “R-2” (Manufactured by Kobelco), he decided to produce an exciting new range of this traditionally hammer-forged Damascus kitchen knife using this modern ‘super steel’.
A dark R-2 Damascus blade, which features a crisp and vigorous Damascus pattern. This knife fitted with the natural figure and grain of the Ironwood Handle and polished stainless steel bolster and rivets, which match the energetic style of the Damascus blade.
A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series Petty
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Petty 135mm (5.3")
| Petty 150mm (5.9")|
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 270mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length: 112mm
Total Weight: 169g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Beautiful knife. Feels good to use.
Just excellent nice Damast pattern, heavy iron wood handle, super sharp edge. One really has something to hold in the hand -?I love it.
My partner already owns a Santuko version of this knife, and last year I ordered a Petty 135mm version. It is a beautifully weighted knife and is effortless and a pleasure to use. We plan to add the paring knife to our collection in the future.
This knife is a joy to use and it also is a beautiful piece of art you can enjoy daily in your kitchen. Superb workmanship.
I have Gyuto and Petty. Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Black Damascus Wild Series have amazing look (handle especially), very sharp edge and good feel in hand. For that 10/10 generally. For cuttting vegetable 9/10 Gyuto and 10/10 Petty (Gyuto hase rougher damascus steel and for this purpose is the best to have one more smoother knife - Petty is more smoother). I recommend warmly these knifes...