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Master Hattori is now 80 years old and is a Grand Master blade smith with over 60 years of knife making experience. He has devoted tremendous time and energy to making the finest knives, which have received praise from knife industry experts from around the world.
As you likely know, Hattori knives – such as the Hattori KD Series Cowry X Damascus Knives and the Hattori Forums FH Series – are recognized as true masterpieces and are praised for being very practical they are the fruits of Hattori's long years of experience and hard work.
Unfortunately, Hattori’s KD Cowry X Damascus knives have been in very limited supply for a long time, so many people missed the chance to own and use these legendary Cowry X knives.
Fortunately, Master Hattori has just finished a limited quantity of Cowry X San-Mai Petty Knives. The San-Mai (Three-piece laminated) blade is made with a Premium Cowry X Powdered High Speed Tool Steel, sandwiched between two layers of VG-2 steel. This laminated blade construction provides extra strength and durability for the blade and the high carbon VG-2 steel should be more scratch-resistant than the low and medium carbon stainless steels that are commonly used for cladding.
Master Hattori originally selected Cowry X steel from Daido Steel Company because it provides an exceptional combination of extra high hardness, cutting performance and edge retention.
Through many years of trial and error, Master Hattori has perfected every aspect of Cowry X knife production – From the heat treatment, to the blade grinding and final sharpening.
The design concept for these Hattori Cowry X Petty knives was simplicity and practicality. Accordingly, Master Hattori selected durable, grippy Linen Micarta for the handle material.
We believe this is a great opportunity to experience Master Hattori’s famous Cowry X steel knives and they will certainly be a fine addition to your knife collection!
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: Hattori Limited, Cowry X, VG-2 clad Petty 135mm
Blade Material: Cowry X core sandwiched with VG-2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 65
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta Handle
Saya Included: No.
Petty 135mm (5.3")
Cutting edge length: 135mm
Total Length: 245mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total Weight: 64g
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.
The knife is simple in execution, but has an exceptional cut, at the moment the best price/result ratio.
Wow cutting tuna in ribbons. you could see through it!. Purchased one 4 my home one 4 the holiday house and 1 for my mate Chef. Xmas present. Know he will love it!.