The “Aogami Super Black Forged Knife” has a blade core of Aogami Super that is sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant soft stainless steel. The laminated blade is decorated with a Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) texture and a traditional Japanese Kurouchi (“Literally, “Black-forged”) finish that ads a touch of rustic style. This knife is available with Ironwood’ handle scales that have a rich warm color and dramatic figuring.
The handle is carefully contoured by hand to ensure that it can be gripped comfortably and are fitted with a stainless steel bolster for improved durability and blade balance.
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: Takeshi Saji Aogami Super Kuriuchi Series Petty
Blade Material: Aogami Super Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 64
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Petty 135mm (5.3")
Cutting edge length: 135mm
Total Length: 250mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 108mm
Total Weight: 120g
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 Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
I was surprised but very happy this knife arrived in only two days! This is my first Japanese knife, and although I knew what I was looking for (mostly), staring at websites and making a choice without holding it first made me really nervous. It more than lives up to what I was hoping. I live alone and just wanted a small knife for minor prep work. It feels great in my hand. The blade length is perfect for what I wanted, and the sharpness is everything I'd read about with Japanese knives. It's also more beautiful than the pictures show. I never write reviews, but I'm so thrilled with knife and with the customer service, I just had to say something. Now off to plan my next meal.....
I have a lot of japanese knifes. This is simply the best.
It looks great. Excellent fit and finish. The knife is sharp as a razor. Extremely fast delivery. Thank you JKK.