Tsunehisa Tsuchime damascus petty 135mm EN
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Tsunehisa Tsuchime damascus petty 135mm is a small sized blade with a thin and elongated shape. The petty is the equivalent of a paring knife, but much more versatile. You can use this knife to peel or turn vegetables. For chopping and slicing small fruits and vegetables. And if that’s not enough for you, this blade is also ideal for filleting small fish, such as mackerel and sardines.
History and curiosity
Tsunehisa is a brand, like many others in Japan, which takes care of marketing the proven creations of several blacksmiths, based in different cities, such as Sakai, Tosa or Seki for example.
Each city has its own style in the creation of kitchen knives, and also specializes in the use of certain steels, more than others.
For example, Tosa craftsmen are recognized for having an excellent mastery in the forging of Ginsan and AUS10 steels. At Seki are highly recognized for the incredible work done on VG10 steel blades. And Sakai for specializing in single bevel blade forging.
This blade that we offer today is part of the “Tsuchime Damascus” series, literally hammered damascus steel.
The core is made of AUS10 steel, a steel resistant to oxidation, with performances very similar to the much better known VG10 steel. So we find there a very good edge retention, ability to obtain an excellent cutting edge and a certain ease of sharpening.
We chose for this blade, a handle that is both sober but with character. Made by us with a beautiful burl of Honduran rosewood, spacers in turquoise stone and silver nickel. The ferrule and bottom cup are in marbled ebony from Cameroon.
series: tsuchime damascus
hardness: 61 HRC
finish: polished and hammered damascus steel
blade length: 13.9cm
blade height: 2.85 cm
thickness at heel: 1.7 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.7 mm
weight: 46 g