It has been always pleasure to work with Master Gotou and his team of highly skilled craftsmen, who helped us to develop our high quality KAGAYAKI series of Western-styled knives. Due to the consistently high standards of quality and craftsmanship achieved by Master Gotou and his team of fine craftsmen, our KAGAYAKI Basic Series, KAGAYAKI CarboNext Series and KAGAYAKI R-2 Damascus Series knives have become very popular with our customers.
In order to satisfy new market demands, including those of a large number of experienced users and knife enthusiasts, Master Gotou has been refining his techniques for making a new generation of special steel knives. Master Gotou selected a special Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel called “R-2” (Which he heat treats to HRc. 63. R-2), which is produced by a highly reputable Japanese company called Kobelco, because it offers remarkable cutting performance and edge retention. The blades have a laminated 3-layer construction, with two corrosion-resistant outer layers of soft stainless steel that not only improve blade toughness by supporting the hard R-2 steel core, but also allow easy maintenance.
Many of our experienced and serious users prefer the style and practicality offered by a 'Kiritsuke blade’, so we recently worked closely with Mr. Gotou to develop a new Kiritsuke-Petty, Kiritsuke-Bunka and Kiritsuke-Gyuto. He worked very hard to develop a well-balanced collection of Kiritsuke knives that have superb cutting performance and a great visual appearance. The blade spine is mirror polished for extra visual beauty and the overall quality of the angular Kiritsuke blade is extra high.
For our NOVEL BLACK edition knives, the experienced craftsman’s use an additional etching process that gives the blade a stylish Gray-Black coloring — This creates a particularly striking overall design when combined with the versatile Kiritsuke blade and the Gray-Black Colored, water-resistant Linen Micarta Handle (With Solid Silver “JCK” Handmade Mosaic Pin that adds a stylish design accent). For increased durability and improved blade balance, these knives also feature full tang construction and forged stainless steel bolsters.
We hope you enjoy the minimalist, contemporary styling and very practical features of this R-2 Kiritsuke knife with Western-style handle. Each knife comes with a matching wooden Saya (Sheath), which has a decorative black lacquer finish.
A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife (And the contemporary Kiritsuke variant) 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. It is a very versatile knife that can perform a wide variety of everyday cutting tasks.
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki NOVEL BLACK Edition | R-2 Laminated KNB-1 Kiritsuke Petty 145mm
Blade Material: R-2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 60/40
Handle Material: Gray-Black Colored Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes.
| Kiritsuke Petty 145mm (5.7")
Cutting edge length: 145mm (5.7")
Total Length: 255mm (10")
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 31mm (1.2")
Handle Length: 103mm (4.0")
Total Weight: 100g (3.5oz)
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.