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Kanetsugu Zuiun Series R-2 Damascus KZD-1 Kiritsuke Petty 150mm (5.9 Inch)

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 Ever since we first started to offer Kanetsugu knives to our customers, back in 2006, we have received many positive comments about Kanetsugu’s knives. Our customers especially praise the sharpness, cutting performance and high standard of manufacturing. The secret behind these words of praise is, or course, Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry.

 This year, Kanetsugu celebrates their 100th year in business. To celebrate this special anniversary, Kanetsugu have produced some beautiful and practical 'next-generation' R-2 Damascus Kiritsuke knives, which deliver an even higher level of cutting performance!

 Kiritsuke knives are becoming much more commonplace and popular amongst culinary professionals and Chefs because, similar to a multi-purpose Santoku or Bunka knife, they have a very capable blade shape that can perform a wide variety of cutting tasks.

 The Heptagonal (Seven-sided) Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule, a White Spacer and a decorative Mosaic Pin. This elegant, high-quality handle beautifully matches the stylish Kiritsuke blade shape and the overall design. Kanetsugu’s uses their own modern manufacturing technologies to create this practical, high-quality handle, which is water-resistant, crack-resistant and easy to clean.

 These new Kanetsugu ZUIUN knives stand out from other similar products for three reasons:

1. Kanetsugu’s original convex edge geometry;

2. The performance and practicality offered by the R-2 steel blade;

3. The stylish looks, versatility and practicality of the Kiritsuke blade shape.

 We think the new Kanetsugu ZUIUN R-2 Damascus knives are products worthy of celebrating Kanetsugu’s 100 year anniversary and we greatly respect Katesugu’s long history, their knife making expertise and their desire to find a harmonious balance between modern manufacturing methods and traditional craft skills.

 Each ZUIUN R-2 Damascus Kiritsuke knife comes with a stylish ZUIUN Black Lacquered Wooden Saya and a Kiri (Paulownia) Wood Presentation Box.

 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: Kanetsugu Zuiun Series Kiritsuke Petty

Blade Material:  R-2 Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material:  Heptagonal Brown Pakka Wood Handle has a Black Pakka Wood Ferrule, a White Spacer and a decorative Mosaic Pin

Saya Included: Yes. (Black Lacquered Wooden Saya)


Kiritsuke Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 285mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 120mm
Total Weight: 79g



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. 

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.

  • 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, 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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        Sean H.
        United States United States
        I recommend this product
        Excellent Knife

        A pleasure to use and beautiful craftsmanship.

        Marc F.
        Switzerland Switzerland
        I recommend this product
        Kanetsugu zuiun petty

        Very fast delivery, very good price compared to other webshops. Really a top knife, best style and material i've had in my hands so far! Very sharp out of the box.

        Edward M.
        United States United States
        I recommend this product
        Kanetsugu Zuiun Series R-2 Damascus KZD-1 Kiritsuke Petty 150mm

        Overall - Very nice knife. Sharp out of the box; nice balance, saya included; good price point. Compared to my other R-2 Knives - (Shibata Kotetsu R2 Gyuto & Ka Bunka) I am not in love with the taper in the handle. I find the edges of the spin to be less rounded than the Shibatas’ thus a bit less comfortable. All in all a very good knife that I would recommend for value and availability and quality. 4 Stars. ( my Shibata Kotetsu R2’s get 5 stars)

        JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Kanetsugu Zuiun Series R-2 Damascus KZD-1 Kiritsuke Petty 150mm (5.9 Inch) Review
        Alihaydar D.
        United Kingdom United Kingdom
        I recommend this product
        Kanetsugu petty

        The handle feels very ergonomic and comfortable. The shape of the blade aswell as the length make it very practical for smaller tasks. The high rock well hardness means that it retains its sharpness very well but not as well as other steels such as aogami super. The kiritsuke inspired reverse tanto tip makes the knife excellent for detailed tip work. I would definitely recommend and the knife is also beautiful

        JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Kanetsugu Zuiun Series R-2 Damascus KZD-1 Kiritsuke Petty 150mm (5.9 Inch) Review
        pete p.
        United States United States
        I recommend this product
        Great transaction , product and especially fast communiction

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