Petty knife 165mm Yoshimitsu Aogami steel - polish finished, Urushi handle transparent - black
All purpose petty in a timeless design.
This hand-forged petty from the Yoshimitsu Forge has a classic three-ply, double-edged blade construction with a polished blade finish. The blade's core steel of Blue #2 steel is brought to a Rockwell grade of 61-62 HRC.
The stainless sheath steel protects the Blue #2 core steel and makes this knife more resistant to corrosion at the blade edge (but not at the cutting edge!). A bead blasting process (similar to sandblasting) creates the clean finish on the cutting edges of these blades.
Pettys are used in Japan for peeling and cutting fruits and vegetables and are excellent for this purpose due to their comparatively light weight. This petty with 165mm blade length has its strengths with smaller cut goods such as fruits and vegetables. The fine cutting of an onion is just as possible with this knife as the cutting and peeling of fruit. Its relatively long blade of 165 mm for a petty also makes this knife a recommendation as a somewhat smaller all-purpose knife. For those who rarely handle large cuttings, this blade will do most cutting jobs just fine. The five Yoshimitsu brothers forge excellent blades and have mastered their craft for several decades.
- Length blade: 165mm
- Height blade: 36mm
- Length handle: 120mm
- Length blade: 293mm
- Weight: 87g
- Handle: Urushi transparent - black
- Hardness of core steel: HRC 61-62
- Core steel: Blue #2
- Sheath steel: Stainless steel
- Blade construction: 3-ply according to the San Mai method
- Double sided grinding of the cutting edge
PRODUCT AN CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- 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.