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Our Fu-Rin-Ka-zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus Series knives are forged by Master Yamamoto. Based in Takefu City, Fukui Prefecture, this talented and passionate forge smith was the apprentice of, and is the successor to, the legendarily experienced forge smith Master Azai.
Master Yamamoto's custom hammer forging process brings out the maximum potential of the premier-quality Japanese Aogami Super Carbon Steel blade core (HRc. 63-64), which is clad with a beautiful Damascus laminate that is made with alternating layers of Aogami Super steel and soft iron. Yamamoto’s trademark "Vortex Damascus" pattern it is clearly distinguishable from other Damascus patterns and it is also our favorite.
The high quality handles are made with red sandalwood and have a black pakkawood ferrule. The comfortable octagonal handle shape allows precise control and provides authentic Japanese styling.
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.
Important Information about the blade spine thickness on Kagayaki Aogami Super knives. Due to the hammer forging process used by Master Yamamoto, the section of spine nearest to the handle remains thicker than many other knives. However, he carefully hand tapers the blade section of the knives (From the spine down toward the cutting edge, and from the heel towards the tip) in order to produce the best possible cutting performance.
Important Information About The Care & Maintenance of Aogami Super Custom Damascus Knives
Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus blades are made with Aogami Super steel and soft iron, which means that it is possible for the entire blade to discolor or rust if they are not properly cared for. Accordingly, we only really recommend them to carbon steel lovers and experienced users who demand knives that possess the extreme sharpness and edge retention of Japanese Hagane, and authentic Japanese style and ‘soul’.
Knife Model: Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus Series Wa Petty
Blade Material: Aogami Super Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Red-Sandalwood Handle with black pakkawood ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Petty 120mm (4.7")
Wa Petty 150mm (5.9")
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
If 4.9 stars was an option, it would better represent how I feel about this knife. I've been using it for over a year now, so I have a pretty good idea of how often I choose this knife over others from the drawer. It cuts very well and it is easy to keep a sharp edge with minimal effort. I find the handle slightly too small and it is more difficult to keep clean for some reason. Neither of which is much of a problem 99% of the time, but it is just short of Amazing.
An amazing knife, easy to use.I like the thikness at the beginning of the blade i t looks like a sword.There is no effort to do to cut vegetables, the balance between the handle and the blade is perfect.That size (150mm) is really the more convenient to work with efficiency.
The knife is a joy to use and excellent. it is my first Japanese kitchen knife. Cutting tomatoes and potatoes is like cutting through butter. I can get it sharper than my Henkels and Wustofs too. I highly reccomend it.
I want to note the fast delivery and excellent service, all my wishes were taken into account. The knife is of excellent quality, very comfortable in the hand. Outstanding sharpness and excellent cut, especially in vegetables. During use, and this is about a month, the sharpness of the blade is preserved. But it is imperative to buy Rust Eraser and Camellia Oil as the knife is prone to rust, even with very careful removal of moisture from the blade.
It's a little different than the knives I have grown up using. The handle takes a little time to get used to. The sharpness and accuracy of the blade is outstanding at any price range. I am very pleased.