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Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Vortex Damascus Wa Series Wa Petty (120mm and 150mm, 2 sizes, Octagon Shaped Red-Sandalwood Handle)

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For our new Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Brand Wa Series, we have closely worked with Master Forge-Smith Master Yamamoto in Takefu City where has been famous for traditional hammer forged knives (Echizen Uchi-Hamono).

   Here are the impressive Traditional forged knives from Master Yamamoto, using the Special Powdered High Speed Tool Steel material “R-2”, a proven steel for outstanding cutting performance with a longer edge retention and good rust resistance (easy maintenance).

    We have requested Master Yamamoto to use R-2 Powdered high speed tool steel material with his fine hammer forging process. His hammer forging technique makes the steel components finer and stabilized for much better cutting performance, resulting this R-2 blade is comparable with other famous powdered steels "ZDP-189 and Cowry-X" in term of the edge retention.

It also features Master Yamamoto’s original method and idea of Damascus blade with repeated circled layers. He called this unique Damascus layered patterns as “Uzushio”(whirlpools)

Sparkling white & silver (nickel) vortex Damascus layers patterns in Dark Grayish Colored blade are elegantly matches with beautiful natural wood texture of Octagon Shape Red-Sandalwood handle with Black Pakka Wood ferrules.

For those who demand extra cutting performance over the stainless steel blade, and for those who seek something more Japanese Traditional taste, unique Damascus knives, we are proud to introduce and recommend this traditional forged knife.

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: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Vortex Damascus Series Wa Petty

Blade Material:  R-2 Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Red Sandal Wooden Handle with Black Pakka Wood Ferrule

Saya Included: No.


Wa Petty 120mm (4.7")
Cutting edge length: 125mm
Total Length: 250mm
Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
Blade Width: 32mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 77g

Wa Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 155mm
Total Length: 280mm
Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 84g


Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Vortex Damascus Wa Series Wa Petty (120mm and 150mm, 2 sizes, Octagon Shaped Red-Sandalwood Handle)


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. 

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    Luc D.
    France France
    I recommend this product
    Great gift

    Bought this for my father. Beautiful product, sharp and high quality, he really likes it.

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    Kurt S.
    Sweet petty

    Nice size, takes a nice edge quickly; perfect!

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