About the shape - This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board, or even in the hand. 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.
About Takamura Akagouhan- Takamura Hamono(blacksmith) can be found in Takefu Village (Echizen) in Fukui Prefecture. It is run by 3rd generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the shop from his father Toshiyuki Takamura San. With over 30 years of experience, his blades are known for an extremely refined and long-lived edge.
R2 is a very hard powder stainless steel that allows for an extremely long-lived edge, and is rather tough compared to many super hard powder steels. Having a light, thin blade this knife is capable of extreme sharpness and glides through food. The handle is made of Pakka wood with a welded bolster and is practically indestructible.