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Masamoto HC Series Petty (120mm and 150mm, 2 sizes)

Availability: Normally ships within 1 to 2 days

Masamoto uses very pure Japanese virgin carbon steel for the high quality HC Series knife. To provide excellent edge retention and edge sharpness, the blades are heat-treated to HRc. 61-62.

Masamoto HC Series knife features full tang construction, water-resistant black pakkawood (Resin-stabilized wood composite) handle scales and a seamlessly forge-welded stainless steel bolster for extra durability and corrosion-resistance. The handle scales and bolster have also been rounded-off to allow a comfortable, secure grip.

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: Masamoto HC Series Petty

Blade Material:  Virgin Carbon Steel

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 61 to 62

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Petty 120mm (4.7")
Cutting edge length: 120mm
Total Length: 235mm
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 28mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total Weight: 90g
Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 265mm
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total Weight: 100g 



Masamoto’s craftsman is ready to make the left handed version with suitable edge geometry by hand whetstone re-sharpening process at the following additional cost.

  • Petty + US$12
  • Santoku, Gyuto and Sujihiki + $18
  • Honesuki + $16

Please allow 2 to 3 business days for shipping.

For your information, most 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 the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and their sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.



This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for a long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in a 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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    Rhett W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Masamoto HC

    The knives don’t disappoint. I learned of them on one of the online forums (cheftalk maybe) from a person known as Boar D’ Laze or BDL for short. He strongly recommended these knives as some of the best in the world. They are my first venture into carbon steel knives. I also have Mac Japanese style, and Wustof German style. Japanese Chef Knives or JCK as it is known the world over was also highly recommended and I can only add to that sentiment. They were great to work with and the knives got here (Southeast US) quickly.

    Lawrence B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Changed My Opinion

    My initial review said "Good knife but no better than the Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives from Germany that I already had." Now I realize that it is much superior to the Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives from Germany that I have. After getting both knives professionally sharpened I realize that the Masamoto has superior sharpness and edge retention.

    Andreas H.
    Germany Germany
    I recommend this product
    Wonderful knife and wonderful Customer Service

    This is one of the best Petty Knives I own. The shipping to Germany was incredibly easy and super fast. Great experience

    amy c.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great knife + Great customer experience

    I was originally given a Masamoto knife as a gift from a friend in the restaurant business. Once you use a Masamoto knife, it is impossible to use anything else so ordered another from JapaneseChefsKnife. Fantastic customer service in every way. Easy to order, arrived quickly and on time. They were extremely responsive to my questions about the product and prices as good or better than my other options.

    Lawrence B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Excellent Knife

    Good knife but no better than the Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives from Germany that I already had.

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