With their beautiful mirror polish and unique Tsuchime (“Hammered eyes”) texture, Master Saji’s newly developed SRS-13 Custom Knives have an appearance unlike any of his other knives. These distinctive new knives are now available for ordering!
SRS-13 is a high quality Powdered High Speed Tool Steel that is produced by Sanyo Steel Company, and Master Saji has great confidence in its supreme cutting performance and edge retention. The attractive shiny SRS-13 blade core of these knives contrasts strongly against the textured outer cladding of soft stainless steel, and the hand-contoured Black Linen Micarta Handle which has nice strength and durability.
The knives are also fitted with a stainless steel bolster for improved handle durability and blade balance. So, taken as a complete package, these knives are not only visually striking, but also highly practical and easy to care for.
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 SRS-13 Series Petty (Designed by Nomura)
Blade Material: SRS-13 with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Petty 135mm (5.3")
Cutting edge length: 135mm
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right-handed and left-handed use.
Please Note: In general, Japanese Kitchen Knives are designed for right hand use and their blades have a relatively strong convex grind on the right-hand side and relatively weak convex grind (almost straight) on the left-hand side. However, double bevel edge knives with a 50/50 grind can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people without any problems.
We believe that Japanese knives have the best quality and cutting performance in the world, and we hope that you will enjoy the fine craftsmanship and sharp edge of your new knife. With proper care, your new Japanese knife will be your faithful cooking partner for many years to come.
The Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade core and stainless steel cladding of this kitchen knife are rust resistant for easy maintenance. However, the blade core may discolour or rust if the knife is kept in wet conditions for a long time.
The knife that I have been looking out for a long time; it was very interesting to me. The only thing that confused me was its handle. As it turned out it was not in vain. The blade of the knife is somewhat hybrid of a utility knife and a mini-chief – just what I needed. I wanted a small knife for universal work with a wide blade. The knife is perfect for these purposes. Nevertheless, for such a small knife, the butt is a little thick. I almost have no complaints about the blade and its shape, it is ideal for my purposes. However, the handle is certainly something. I am not a professional, but no matter how I take this knife - all the time I need to take into account its handle’s protrusion. The only grip in which everything is fine is to take the knife like a scalpel. Yes, given the sharpness of the blade, this is quite reasonable, but for moderate strength work and routine work, it will be tiring. In summary, this is a very controversial knife. Here, the blade of perfect shape and performance was mistakenly combined with a beautiful but very blurred designers handle. Whichever grip you use – when changing the position of the hands, the 4th and 5th fingers will be uncomfortable to rest against the handle protrusion, which reduces the comfort of work. Only respect for Master Saji keeps this handle from being vandalized - if it were a $20-30 knife, I would immediately take out my grinder and remove that strange hook at the end that seriously interferes. I do not know if this would improve the situation with the convenience of the knife, but if the knife were cheap, it is not a problem to buy a new one. To my opinion, I think that design has triumphed over functionality in this model. Which is very sad for a Japanese knife. However, I would rate this knife as a 4/5 for its idea and blade.
I already owned one knife by Takeshi Saji and realized it would be two when I saw this petty. It’s perfectly balanced, very comfortable in the hand, and holds a magnificent edge. Dang lovely, too.
Excellent knife, razor sharp edge with one of the best finished handle.