Yoshikane Nashiji W2 petty 150mm EN


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Yoshikane Nashiji W2 petty 150mm

Also known as a utility knife, the petty is the equivalent of a paring knife. The characteristics of a petty make it more versatile than a simple paring knife.

History and curiosity

As you know, in Japan the style of making a knife varies depending on the city or region where it is made. We can differentiate the way of Sakai, Echizen or Sanjo among others. Yoshikane Hamono, based in Sanjo City, has more than 100 years of history in knife making and is in its fourth generation of bladesmiths. They make  incredible Japanese kitchen knives with attention to detail. Typically, a blade having a thicker spine at the heel that tapers to the tip of the knife and a higher shinogi (part that demarcates the transition from the spine of the blade to the main bevel) are some of the traits defining Sanjo.

Yoshikane Hamono is known for working mainly with Shirogami #2 steel (Japanese white steel), for the creation of his blades. This steel offers us a razor cut with formidable ease of sharpening, moreover the stainless steel coating allows us to enjoy the cutting sensation of this steel with reduced maintenance. The blade has a Nashiji finish, which translates to “pear skin”, for its velvet effect.

The handle

Entirely handcrafted, the handle is made of yorrell burl, faux ivory spacer and synthetic muskox bone ferrule.

Technical sheet

Brand: Yoshikane hamono

Blacksmith: Yamamoto

Finish: Nashiji (pear skin)

Steel: Shirogami 2 with stainless coating

Hardness: 62 +-1 HRC

Type: petty

Blade length: 15.5 cm

Blade height at heel: 3.19 cm

Heel thickness: 2.9 mm

Tip thickness: 0.5 mm

Weight: 98 gr

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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