Petty knife, Shirogami 1 with stainless steel cladding, nashiji finish, wa handle - Fujiwara
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The Fujiwara family have been making edged tools for 140 years. They started as sword producer but, as demand decreased after WW2, they turned their attention to chef knives. Master Teruyasu Fujiwara is the fourth generation to work in this family-run business. He was a pioneer of cladding carbon steel in stainless steel, a technique that is commonplace today. He also, unusually, does every part of the knife-making process himself.
SHAPE: Petty. One of the smallest knives in a chef's arsenal and good for, well, small things.
STEEL: Shirogami (white paper) 1 steel. This steel has the highest amount of carbon out of the paper steels so will get crazy sharp easily. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel, care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use. It is worth noting that this knife has been clad in stainless steel meaning only the exposed core edge will discolour making maintenance a lot easier.
HANDLE: Wa handle in magnolia wood with pakkawood ferrule.
LENGTH: 150mm in length.
MAKER: Teruyasu Fujiwara - Japan
BEST FOR: A slightly familiar western feel but definitely Japanese sharpness
SAUNDERS SAYS: "Having only had the western handle version of this in stock before, I'd struggle to pick between them now I've got my hands on the Wa version."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.