“KAGAYAKI Basic Series” knife is made with V-Gold No.1 stainless steel, heat-treated to HRc. 60. This beautiful sparkling blade is meticulously hand finished and their smooth pakkawood handles will fit your hand comfortably. We think that in terms of quality control and cutting performance this knife is a work of art, it will bring joy to home cooks and chefs alike.
Kagayaki Basic Series knives are made by Mr. Gotou’s fine Craftsman Team. For 40 years, it has been Mr. Gotou’s goal to make highly functional blades that have excellent cutting performance, blade geometry, edge sharpness and durability. He has made knives for many famous Japanese retailers and knife companies, and we recommend his knives with confidence.
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.
Characteristics and Difference of Regular Version and ES Version
Both Regular Version and ES version are hand sharpened by skillful and experienced Master Craftsman.
Hereby we introduce the characteristics and difference of Regular Version and ES Version.
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki Basic Series Petty
Blade Material: VG-1 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Petty 125mm (4.9")
Cutting edge length: 125mm (4.9")
Total Length: 230mm (9.0")
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 26mm (1.0")
Handle Length: 100mm (3.9")
Total Weight: 67g (2.3oz)
Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 150mm (5.9")
Total Length: 260mm (10.2")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 29mm (1.1")
Handle Length: 105mm (4.1")
Total Weight: 83g (2.9oz)
Master Craftsman modifies edge shape and bevel for left hand use by hand sharpening process at the following additional cost:
Left handed versions are normally in stock for immediate shipping. However, when it became out of stock, please allow 3 to 6 days for shipping.
For your information, many of the Japanese Kitchen knives come originally with double bevel edge sharpened 70/30 (face side/back side) for Western style knives. This geometry came from Japanese Traditional knives with single bevel edge and Shinogi blade construction. This is one of the special features and reasons why Japanese knives have an excellent cutting performance.
However, this 70/30 edge geometry is designed for right hand use, so we have a service to modify it to 30/70 for left handed users with re-sharpening process by skilled craftsman.
We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
I bought the JCK Original Kagayaki Basic Series Petty Knife. It arrived within a few days, which is very quick. It is my first Japanese knife, and I was eager to experience the handedness in the design and sharpening. I also selected the extra sharp option. The knife lived up to its reputation. It was very sharp and the handedness allowed for a more natural and neutral cutting action when making thin slices. I am very happy with this purchase.
The knife was shipped fast and is top notch quality. I plan to buy another one that is longer in length soon.
a real difference from any other knife I used before
Superb built quality. However, it doesn't feel like its got a hardness of HRC 60. Maybe more of a 58.
Shipping was faster than I expected. Knife was well wrapped and arrived in good shape. Breezed through customs. Knife is very good quality and extremely sharp. Really comfortable to use. Definately buy from JCK again