Sayaka-san is the first and only female blacksmith in Japan that we know of. It's great to see that the times are changing. She has been working with Tomoo-san for a few years now and is starting to use the spring hammer for hot forging. Most of the polishing, sharpening, and handle making is her responsibility lately. We’ve always been a fan of this paring knife for its versatility. It's the perfect size to use both in your hand and on a cutting board.
About the Shape - This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.
||VG10 Stainless Steel
||Micarta with welded bolster
Tomoo-san / Sayaka-san