Sourced from a closed supplier in Seki city, this new old stock has been waiting 30 years for use.
The vintage shape of this petty is very different to modern day designs, a very cool look. As is the case with our Masatoshi Gyuto there is evidence of vintage quenching techniques on the blade, made from SK high carbon steel. This steel is somewhat similar to Kigami Yellow, simple to sharpen and retains its sharp edge longer. It is also easier to maintain than the pure carbon steels such as White or Blue steel.
The handle is made from rosewood, this was a popular choice for knives produced around Tokyo of this time. We may never see this same shaped knife at this price in future, unless more new old stock is discovered.
- Tadafune Vintage Japanese Kitchen Knife
- 150mm Petty Knife
- Full Tang Construction
- Brass Pins
- SK High Carbon Steel Blade
- Rosewood Handle
- Crafted in Japan
- New Old Stock - Vintage
- 150mm Blade Edge Length / 256mm Overall Length / 1.5mm Blade Thickness
* As our kitchen knives are hand-made (some with natural materials like timber), small variation to size and colour may occur
** This particular knife is vintage, new old stock. Although never used small inconsistencies may be present.
Japanese Kitchen Knife | Petty & Paring Knives
Petty knives are narrow but can range quite widely in length, from smaller profiles that can be used as paring knives, through to longer models that verge on Sujihiki (Japanese slicing knives). Whatever size you choose, the petty knife is extremely useful in the kitchen, the perfect partner to your Gyuto.