To produce our new Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan "R-2 Damascus Wa Series" we have worked closely with Master Forge-Smith Master Yamamoto in Takefu City; a place famous for producing traditional hammer forged knives (Echizen Uchi-Hamono).
Here are Master Yamamoto’s impressive traditionally forged knives, which are made using “R-2” Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel; a well-proven steel that provides outstanding cutting performance, excellent edge retention and good rust resistance (Easy to maintain).
We requested that Master Yamamoto produce these knives using his fine hammer forging process and R-2 Powdered metallurgy steel. His traditional hammer forging technique makes the micro-structure of the steel finer, allowing the production of a very stable cutting edge that provides superior edge retention and cutting performance. In fact, the edge retention of Master Yamamoto’s R-2 blades is comparable to other famous powdered steels, such as ZDP-189 and Cowry-X.
The sparkling, silver-white Nickel Steel and the dark gray Stainless Steel layers of the patterned Damascus blade elegantly matches the beautiful Octagonal Custom Handle, which is made from "Ebonywood" (Acrylic Acetate Ferrule; Acrylic Acetate Butt; Brass Spacers).
Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance stainless steel knife with excellent cutting performance, or looking for a unique Damascus knife with Traditional Japanese styling, we are proud to introduce and thoroughly recommend these traditionally forged knives from Master Yamamoto.
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: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan R-2 Damascus Series Wa Petty
Blade Material: R-2 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Red Sandal Wooden Handle with Black Pakka Wood Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Wa Petty 120mm (4.7")
Wa Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 155mm
Total Length: 285mm
Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
Blade Width: 34mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 91g
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.
Factory edge was off center so I had to do a resharpen as soon as I was sure it was the knife and not me, and that’s when I found out how TOUGH the R2 steel is. It took forever to reset the edge but it’s been soooooo worth the trouble. It’s my go-to knife for cleaning prime ribs, filets, garnish work, and breaking down melons and pineapple. Super handy little knife that sees a lot of use on my cutting boards, and it hasn’t needed another sharpening since the first one two or three weeks ago. The blade is a bit thicker than I was expecting, but the edge that the steel takes makes it feel thinner than it is. Pretty damascus pattern.
Great handling, very durable, takes a great edge and holds its sharpness for a long time. Very nice knife!
Very nice to cut veg with.
This petty is lighter than a lot other petty. The special point is that the center of weigh is at t 1cm to the connection part. This design makes this knife even lighter. You can’t feel the blade when you hold it
My experience was and still is absolutely amazing. Its been 7 month using this knife almost everyday at work, so it does some heavy lifting, and i havent even touched it with a sharpening stone yet and i dont think i will for some time. Its completely beatiful, sharp, lightweight, and comfortoable to use, its the perfect piece of art.