Sakai Kikumori Yoshikazu Tanaka Shironiko Kasumi Petty 120mm

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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 Yoshikazu Tanaka - Yoshikazu Tanaka is a blacksmith in Sakai, considered to be one of the best blacksmiths in the region. He only forges 30 knives a day, which may sound like a lot but is actually half as many as a lot of blacksmiths.

This particular line is a collaboration between Knifewear and Sakai Kikumori, a knife distributor in Sakai who represents Tanaka-san. We have asked Yoshikazu Tanaka to forge the blades and Ajioka san to sharpen. The soft, misty finish was also specially chosen by us. The blade is forged with Shirogami #2, a traditional high-carbon steel beloved by knife makers and chefs alike for its extreme sharpness and excellent edge retention.

Knife Shape Petty
Blade Length 120mm
Steel Type

#2 Shirogami (White carbon) Steel clad with Carbon Steel
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Handle Octagon Zelkova
Yoshikazu Tanaka/Sakai Kikumori
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