To distinguish these very special ‘SHIKI Black Dragon Series High-End Custom’ knife “ from other SHIKI brand knives, Master Craftsman Mr. Masui has selected to use only the very best materials and has spent even more time to ensure that every production process, particularly the detailed hand finishing, is performed faultlessly.
“California Buck Eye” resin-stabilized wood and arranged to have it specially imported from the U.S.A. This beautiful wood has a natural and dramatic figure that varies in color from an attractive warm cream through to a smokey-gray. The ‘California Buck Eye’ handle scales and the seamlessly welded stainless steel bolster are nicely hand contoured, for perfect balance and comfortable grip. Three gorgeous decorative Mosaic Pins add an elegant accent and contrast nicely with the unique wood handle.
The special matt finish and silver-gray coloring of the VG-10 Nickel Damascus blade (HRC 60 to 61) is also specially developed to beautifully echo the figure and color of the ‘California Buck Eye’ handle scales.
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: SHIKI Black Dragon Series Petty
Blade Material: VG-10 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: California Buck Eye Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Petty 150mm (5.9")|
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 260mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total Weight: 97g
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 quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knives can be your special cooking partner for long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
I have been collecting the SHIKI Black Dragon Series knives with the California Buck Eye handles due to the beauty of the wood, the gorgeous finish of the Damascus blade, and the detail such as the Mosaic pins. I have the 240mm Gyuto and 180mm Santoku in my collection. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that the Petty was available. All three handles are uniquely different in color and figure. I will try to upload some photos of the Petty to show the beauty of the knife.
The California Buckeye wood is so much more beautiful in person than in the photographs, so if you are considering this or another SHIKI Black Dragon series knife from Mr. Masui with this handle material, you will be pleasantly surprised. Thank you again for your great selection and service.