Sakai Kikumori Aogami Nashiji Petty 150mm

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 Sakai Kikumori - Sakai Kikumori is a wholesaler in Sakai, sort of like Sakai Takayuki and Konosuke. They work with several blacksmiths and sharpeners including Shiraki Hamono, Yoshikazu Tanaka and Morihiro.

These knives are made by a blacksmith on the island of Kyushu whose identity is not known. When Kawamura-san from Sakai Kikumori travelled all around Kyushu to find new or not-so-well-known blacksmiths, he found this blacksmith who makes fantastic blades that have a very nice rustic nashiji finish.

Knife Shape Petty
Blade Length 150mm
Blade Height
Steel Type #2 Aogami (Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
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inside mm