Kisuke Aogami Petty 135mm
Kisuke Petty Knife - the small all-purpose knife for every kitchen
Pettys are used in Japan for peeling and cutting fruits and vegetables and are excellent for this purpose due to their comparatively low weight. This petty with 135mm blade length has its strengths with smaller cut goods such as fruit and vegetables. The fine cutting of an onion is just as possible with this knife as the cutting and peeling of fruit. It is an ideal complement to a larger utility knife and should be available in every kitchen. This petty has a classic shape with a long tapered tip and a center of gravity toward the tip of the blade.
Located in the Saitama region of Japan north of Tokyo, the forge has a history dating back to 1872. Already in its fifth generation, high-performance blades for kitchen knives are forged purely by hand. Manaka-san is the blacksmith of this knife. He has gradually acquired his knowledge and developed innovative methods to advance the craft of knifemaking. From his products you can see that the tradition of knifemaking is alive and fascinating. The Petty knife is a classic Japanese chef's knife in terms of the 3-ply blade construction and surface finish. The blade core and thus the cutting edge is made of Blue #2 steel, also called Aogami 2. Blue #2 steel is one of the most widely used knife steels in Japan and can be very easily ground to a very sharp edge. The outer sheath steel consists of a softer steel that is split open during forging. The hard blade steel is inserted into this split. Through a lot of work and with experience, the steels are united and the blade is forged. The final result is a blade structure according to the Warikomi Awase method and a blade ground on both sides. The blade surface in the area of the outer sheath steel also has a burned and hammered surface structure, the Tsuchime Kurouchi Finish . The burned surface protects the blade from corrosion and is a visual highlight.
The knives from Manaka-san are sought after worldwide and therefore usually sell out quickly. Delivery times of more than a year are the rule and show how knife experts rate its products.
- Length blade: 135mm
- Height blade: 28mm
- Length handle: 115mm
- Length blade: 262mm
- Weight: 70g
- Handle: Walnut
- Hardness of core steel: 63-64HRC
- Core steel: Blue#2
- Sheath steel: Non stainless carbon steel
- Blade structure: 3-ply according to Warikomi Awase
- This knife is not suitable for
hard cuts such as bones and frozen food.
- These knives should never be
put in the dishwasher and must be rinsed and dried by hand after each use to
ensure long life.
- If not properly cared for,
these blades tend to rust. Regular treatment with oil is also recommended.
- As the knives are handmade,
each individual knife is unique.
- This also means that the
knives may differ slightly in appearance.