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Master Masui (President of HIRO Knives) recently finished an impressive, yet basic design for some Stainless clad VG-10 Gyuto knives.
The rust-resistant VG-10 High Carbon Stainless Steel blade core (HRc. 60 to 61) is clad with Stainless Steel, providing both high cutting performance and strength.
Master Masui selected Simple and Standard Black Pakka Wood for his custom handmade handles, a Stainless Steel Bolster, a Blue/Green/Red Fiber Spacer and a decorative Mosaic pin.
His knife making philosophy is always simple: He makes high quality hand-made knives that are based on his own original design concepts and he makes them using his considerable knife making skills and experience.
We like Master Masui’s handmade kitchen knives because we can sense his passionate design ideas and we can see his expert craftsmanship.
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: HIRO (SHIKI) Tetsujiro "Stainless-clad VG-10" Gyuto
Blade Material: VG-10 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Petty 120mm (4.7")
Cutting edge length: 116mm Total Length: 220mm
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm
Blade Width: 26mm
Handle Length: 103mm
Total Weight: 76g
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.