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Yoshimi Kato "Minamo" SG2 Petty 120mm

$241.00 USD $217.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Petty
Blade Length: 120mm
Overall Length: 250mm
Height @ Heel: 29mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Weight: 66g
Blade Material: SG2 Core, Stainless Tsuchime Clad
Handle Material: Octagon Rosewood/Pakka
HRC: ~63

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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 SG2, also known as R2 steel, is a high-end, powdered metallurgy stainless steel and one of the finest knife-making steels available in Japan. It is a favourite of many for its exceptional hardness and edge retention. Its fine, uniform grain structure enables razor-sharp edges, all the while holding an edge for much longer than Carbon steel knives, without needing to be concerned about rust appearing.

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.

Introducing

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato is one of the most well known Blacksmiths in the Echizen Fukui region. He works with other well known blacksmiths in the Takefu knife village and took over his father's company in 2017.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon, semi-stainless steel and will be robust and resistant to rust. While it will not rust quickly like pure carbon, it is still best practice to not leave this knife wet for extended periods as it's stain-less, not stain-none! A light patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will still form over time.

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