Nakagawa Satoshi (Hatsukokoro) Blue 1 Damascus Petty 150mm - African Blackwood

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Style: Petty 
Blade Length: 150mm
Overall Length: 260mm
Weight: 88g
Blade Height @ Heel: 30mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2.1mm
Blade Material: Blue 1 Core, Soft Iron Damascus Clad
Handle Material: Octagon African Blackwood, Blonde Buffalo Horn
HRC: ~64



Blade Type

The Petty knife, a quintessential tool in Japanese cuisine, is a smaller utility knife used for precise, delicate tasks. Often considered a smaller sibling to the chef's knife, it excels in hand-held tasks like peeling, trimming, and intricate cutting. Its versatility makes it an essential for detailed culinary work.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #1, known as "Aogami" #1, is a premium high-carbon steel enriched with tungsten and chromium. It has seen a recent surge in popularity and is now used by many top-tier knife makers for its superior edge retention and durability. It also offers a unique balance of toughness and sharpness. This steel is highly valued in crafting traditional Japanese knives, especially for professional use.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Japanese blacksmith forging a kitchen knife


Satoshi Nakagawa

Under the tutelage of Kenichi Shiraki for almost 16 years, Satoshi Nakagawa is now creating knives of his own that live up to all expectations. His ability to work with a wide range of steels to consistently high-quality is seeing his name rapidly rise to being one of the most well-respected in Sakai. This was a custom collaboration between Chefs Edge and Sakai Kikumori, in which Nakagawa San has made us extra tall blades for superior handling and cutting performance.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use.

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