Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hon Kasumi White Steel No.2 Wa Petty knife is completely hand sharpened, polished and finished by especially skilled artisans, which results in extra edge sharpness and a more refined level of finish.
Its blade is made with soft iron and Hitachi Shirogami #2 (White Steel No.2) which is heat-treated to HRc. 62-63. Shirogami #2 is a high carbon Japanese steel that is renowned for its purity and is easy to sharpen to a very fine edge that can also retain its sharpness for a long time.
This knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘D-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
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.
Notice about White and Marbled Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules for Mizuno Tanrenjo Knives
Unfortunately, Mizuno Tanrenjo and most other knife makers are now struggling to find the raw materials to make White or Marbled Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules for their knife handles.
Due to these difficult and unfortunate circumstances, we regret to inform our customers that Mizuno Tanrenjo is no longer able to accept requests for a specific color of Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule. However, we firmly believe in the high quality and craftsmanship of Mizuno Tanrenjo’s traditionally-forged Japanese knives - They are one of the most well-respected producers of traditionally-forged Japanese knives - and we highly recommend them!
Thank you very much for your understanding and attention.
Knife Model: Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada White Steel No.2 Clad Wa Petty
Blade Material: White Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 145mm
Total Length: 270mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 117mm
Total Weight: 63g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
This knife comes with D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle. (Normally designed for right hand use). For the left handed version, we work with the maker for adjusting the handle location suitable for left hand use.
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Sharp and light
Excellent knife, perfectly balanced and very light (octagonal magnolia handle): Mizuno Tanrenjo is a remarkable forge. Out of the box the edge was good. After 3 minutes of sharpening with a 9000 grit whetstone, the result is incredible. Wa petty highly recommended, especially with a magnolia handle for its low weight and for its grip when the handle is wet. Most importantly, thank you Koki for taking the time to answer my questions. Great knife, great company, long live JCK!
This was my first high carbon knife and it has been a delight using this item.
Nice little knife. Looks almost like the Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Aogami-Super "Sea Clouds" knives - but only almost... Well made, sharpness OOTB is OK. Lightweight, feels good in Hand. Recommended.