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 Nigara Hamono -Nigara-san is a relatively new knifemaker out of Aomori prefecture, but they are not new as a company. The company has been around for over 350 years, tracing back to their swordsmith ancestors. Knifemaking is a small part of what they do; they also produce large steel beams and such for buildings! Go Yoshizawa, age 35, is a young blacksmith who is the company president's son and has decided to go back to their blacksmithing roots. He now makes unique and stunning tsuchime knives and some hand-folded Damascus.
|Knife Shape ||Petty|
|Blade Length ||120mm|
|Blade Height ||31mm|
|Spine Thickness at Heel ||2mm|
|Steel Type ||SG2 Powdered Stainless Steel|
|Rockwell Hardness ||62-64|
|Edge/Bevel ||Double (50/50)|
|Handle ||Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagonal Wenge wood with Buffalo Horn collar|
|Blacksmith ||Nigara Hamono|