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Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus Series Wa Petty (120mm and 150mm, 2 sizes, Octagonal Red-Sandalwood Handle)

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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 Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan 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")
Cutting edge length: 125mm (4.9")
Total Length: 255mm (10.0")
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm (0.13")
Blade Width: 32mm (1.25")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 73g (2.5oz)

Wa Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 155mm (6.1")
Total Length: 285mm (11.2")
Blade Thickness: 4.3mm (0.16")
Blade Width: 34mm (1.3")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 92g (3.2oz)



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. 

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for 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 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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MONUMENTS and ART: Traditional Forged Knives

For a long time, the Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Custom Damascus Series knives have been one of our top recommendations for customers seeking traditional forged knives. You might remember that these fine masterpieces were originally devised and created by the late, great forge smith, Master Azai.

Master Yamamoto was Master Azai’s best, most passionate apprentice and, ever since he inherited Master Azai’s business, he has continued to make these practical, high-quality traditional forged knives to the best of his ability.

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Dentoukougeishi are “Traditional Master Craftsmen” that have been recognized and certified by the Japanese “Ministry of International Trade & Industry”; In the year 2020, this prestigious title was awarded to Master Forge Smith Yamamoto, of Takefu City, for his decades of hard work and his extensive experience in traditional knife forging and handcrafting methods.

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His traditional hammer forged knives are simple, functional and beautiful. He selects and uses only the most reliable, highest grade steels for his knives and he maintains very strict quality standards.

Aogami Super has a very rich chemical composition that enables it to achieve a high Rockwell hardness and provide superb cutting performance and edge retention. Our contacts in the knife industry often tell us it is difficult to maximize the desirable characteristics of this premium-grade steel, however, Master Yamamoto’s rigorous production policies make us confident that our Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super knives will meet your needs and expectations.

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The careful application of many sophisticated manual handcrafting processes and the thoughtful adjustments of an experienced craftsman are required to create the subtle beauty of these unique Vortex Damascus blades.

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Unlike many other Traditional Forged knives, Master Yamamoto’s knives have a relatively thick spine, particularly where the tang enters the handle. In addition to making the knife very strong, this also makes the knife more comfortable to hold in a ‘pinch-grip’ and improves blade balance.

The process of forging a thick blade 'to shape’ actually requires a lot of time and skill. These knives have an excellent convex grind that is very thin ‘behind the edge’ and they are nicely tapered, from the heel to the tip and from the spine to the cutting edge.

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    phil N.
    Spain Spain
    I recommend this product

    Looks perfect

    I am in the process on standardising my everyday collection into these WA style knives from the traditional European handles. This one (120mm) is just the right size increase from my Aogami paring knife. Next, I think is a Gyuto : fu-rin-ka-zan R2 damascus 210mm, which looks like a good cross between a gyuto and a santoku. These are reactive steel, but I have time to look after them, and I love the craftsmanship, the blade thickness, and the resulting hand weld. Pic is this knife and my 80mm Pairing knife. The damascus pattern is very consistent.

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    Kenneth V.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Beautiful Knife

    This was a gift to my sister in law, she says its very sharp and enjoys cutting her morning fruit with the knife.

    Ireland Ireland
    I recommend this product
    T R.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Just short of Amazing

    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.

    claude L.
    France France
    I recommend this product

    Aogami super 150mm

    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.

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