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.
It's a great knife, its very light weight surprised me, very well balanced. I'm used to carbon and VG10 knives, It's my first R2. I'm using it a lot at home but I haven't resharpened it yet. Can't wait to try and discover how easy (or hard?) it is.
I really am enjoying my Kanetsugu Zuiun R-2 150mm Kiritsuke Petty! I have become a real fan of power high-speed stainless steel knives. They make a very light knife with a thin blade that stays very sharp for a long time, even with my daily use. This is my first Kiritsuke style petty and i am finding the elongated point very useful. The fit and finish, the workmanship is flawless; making this knife such a pleasure to use, and it feels really great in my hand. I am glad that I added this to my ever growing collection! You can never that too many quality knives!!
Very nice petty knife. Will buy big brother. Great service too.
This a beautiful knife. The kiritsuke shape feels phenomenal when cutting just about anything. Obviously not necessarily a workhorse nice but a joy to work with. An excellent petty knife for everyday use if you do not feel like breaking out a larger chef's knife. Delivery was very fast and cannot recommend enough.
Super fast service delivery and super light and sharp