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  • Kamo Damascus Petty 120mm

    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.

    About Katsuyasu Kamo - There are two Kamo-sans in Takefu Knife Village, Kamo-san and Big Kamo-san (Oh-Gamo-san). The knives we carry under Kamo are made by the latter. He is called Big Kamo not because of his size (tall or fat), but he is older. He is one of the founding members of Takefu Knife Village and the first chair of the Knife Village. He is known for his lettuce harvesting blade. He is always looking to incorporate new technique into knife making, he is the leading member for creating all stainless integral handle, which you'll see on some of his knives.

    Shape Petty
    Blade Length 120 mm
    Blade Height 32 mm
    Blade Thickness Above Heel 1.8 mm
    Weight 82 g
    Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding
    Rockwell Hardness 60–61
    Blacksmith Katsuyasu Kamo
    Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
    Handle Hybrid Western/Japanese Handle - Pakkawood Metal Bolster
    Made in Echizen, Fukui, Japan

    A note about measurements: Handmade Japanese knives can vary in their dimensions, so these measurements are only an example.

    Stainless steel is super handy because it doesn’t rust or stain easily like carbon steel. That said, remember it is stain-less, not stain-never. While it is much easier to care for than high-carbon steel, it does benefit from proper use: use it, wash it, dry it and put it away. Always avoid the dishwasher!

    USE  

    • Only cut food you can bite through with this knife. Hard foods can chip the blade. No olive pits, bones,  lobster shells, woody stems or parmesan rinds. Cutting frozen food is especially bad  because the cold will make hard steel even more brittle. If you wouldn’t chew it with  your own teeth, don’t cut it.  

    • Your cutting surface is the biggest culprit of dulling your knife. Use wood. End  grain wood is especially good. Plastic can be fine too, but certainly not glass,  granite or bamboo

    • The edge of your knife works best sliding forwards or backwards. Scraping the  knife edge sideways will dull or damage the edge. Instead, use the spine of the knife to move foods across the cutting board. Do not twist the edge or pry with the edge, this is the worst screwdriver you ever bought and these motions will certainly  damage the edge. Listen to the knife! If you can hear the edge making a “tink”  sound on the cutting board, change what you are doing.  

    CLEANING  

    • After use, wash the knife by hand with regular dish soap, rinse with hot water  and dry by hand immediately. Dishwashers are very bad for knives.  

    • Wood handles may dry out over time and exposure to water. Simply treat them  with some food safe wax.

    STORING  

    • Protect the edge for your safety and to avoid edge damage. A simple blade cover  will do the trick if you keep knives in a drawer or in a travel case.  

    • The convenient wall magnet made with wood is a great way to show off your knives.  Be sure to put it back spine first, then roll it onto the blade face. This will keep the  edge from contacting the wood first.  

    • The good ol’ counter top block can keep knives at the ready and protected, so  can drawer inserts. Whatever the method, it should keep the edge from touching  anything else. 

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