It has been always pleasure to work with Master Gotou and his team of highly skilled craftsmen to develop our high quality KAGAYAKI series of Western-styled knives. Kagayaki Basic Series, KAGAYAKI VG-10 Series, and KAGAYAKI CarboNext Series have each become very popular with our customers, due to the consistently high standards of quality and craftsmanship achieved by Master Gotou and his team of fine craftsmen.
In order to satisfy new market demands, including those of a large number of experienced users and knife enthusiasts, Master Gotou has recently been refining his techniques for making the new generation of special steel knives. Master Gotou selected a special Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel called “R-2”, which he heat-treats to HRc. 63. R-2 is made by a highly reputable Japanese company called Kobelco, and the steel offers remarkable cutting performance and edge retention. It is 3 layers construction blade, outer soft stainless steel supports the R-2 hard steel core for making the strength and ease of the maintenance.
The knives feature full tang construction, water-resistant black pakkawood (Resin impregnated wood composite) handle scales and stainless steel bolsters for extra durability and improved blade balance.
The knife also comes with a matching wooden Saya (Sheath) with a decorative black lacquer finish.
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 Kagayaki R-2 Clad Series Petty
Blade Material: R-2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 60/40
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes.
| Petty 150mm (5.9")|
Cutting edge length: 152mm (5.9")
Total Length: 261mm (10.2")
Blade Thickness: 1.6mm (0.06")
Blade Width: 29mm (1.1")
Handle Length: 103mm (4.0")
Total Weight: 97g (3.4oz)
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.
lost count of how many knives I've bought here (many for gifts) and never disappointed
Great addition to my collection from JCK, the R-2 steel holds super fine edge for long. I use it for work on a daily basis for a wide range of small tasks in a professional kitchen. Recommended.
The knife was shipped promptly and arrived within just a few days of ordering. Out of the box the knife was literally razor sharp. Fit and finish was reasonable, but not great. I rounded the heel and spine of the blade with a fine diamond stone to improve comfort and safety; I also lightly buffed the handle. After several weeks of use the knife still remains sharp and there is no sign of the blade chipping. Overall a quality knife that can be recommended.
The knives are impeccable. The craftsmanship is over the top and flawless!! And the customer service is second to none!!
This knife is great, amazingly sharp and feels light in your hands. It is perfect for slicing vegetables and precision cutting - recommended without hesitation.