Talented forge-smith Master Yamamoto, of Takefu City, recently finished these unique Kurouchi (“Black-forged”) finished Aogami Super Knives. The blade core is made from Japan’s premium high carbon steel, Hitachi Aogami Super (“Blue Super Steel”) (HRc. 64), is sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant, soft stainless steel – a steel that is not often combined with a Kurouchi finish. Because Aogami Super is somewhat corrosion-resistant, these knives should not require a lot of maintenance. However, please note that the exposed blade core can discolor or rust if it is exposed to acid, salt or water for a long time.
Each knife is fitted with a comfortable octagonal Walnut-Wood handle, which has a Black Pakkawood ferrule that nicely complements the black Kurouchi blade.
Now you can enjoy a knife that has not only a powerful traditional-style Kurouchi finish, but also an Aogami Super blade that offers outstanding cutting performance and edge holding!
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: Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami Super Kurouchi Series Wa Petty
Blade Material: Aogami Super with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagonal Walnut-Wood Handle with Black Pakkawood Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Petty 120mm (4.7")
| Wa Petty 150mm (5.9")|
Cutting edge length: 155mm
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right-handed and left-handed use.
Please Note: In general, Japanese Kitchen Knives are designed for right hand use and their blades have a relatively strong convex grind on the right-hand side and relatively weak convex grind (almost straight) on the left-hand side. However, double bevel edge knives with a 50/50 grind can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people without any problems.
We believe that Japanese knives have the best quality and cutting performance in the world, and we hope that you will enjoy the fine craftsmanship and sharp edge of your new knife. With proper care, your new Japanese knife will be your faithful cooking partner for many years to come.
The Carbon Steel blade core of this kitchen knife can discolor or rust easily. Consequently, extra care and attention are required to prevent it from rusting.
I ordered the 120mm version. Received it at the speed of thought. (JCK has always been good that way.) Delightfully sharp, holds an edge beautifully. Outstanding craftsmanship -- feels really good in the hand. For me, perfect balance. Makes small cutting tasks effortless. In absolute terms, this is an outstanding knife. For the money, it's unbeatable.
This Master Yamamoto, I wish his full name was stated, does really good work. Perfect form and taper on this petty. The spine as well as heel/choil area are fully smoothed and finished... beautiful. That cannot be said of all handmade hocho at this price range. And in Blue Super as well, it is an excellent value that will serve for a very long time.
Beautiful piece of cutlery, slowly become my daily all purpose use
perfect size for smaller person
Super service as always, received it within a week. I really love this knife, it quickly become my favorite. Love the rustic look, it keep its sharpness for long time. I would buy it again if lost or stolen!