Petty knife, Aogami 2 with iron cladding, kurouchi finish - Kamo
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Master Shiro Kamo is one of the great makers of Japan and founders of Takefu knife village. Using traditional techniques to forge modern steels he has become a pioneer in his field. We are very proud to sell his knives.
SHAPE: Petty. One of the smallest knives in a chefs arsenal and good for, well, small things.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. This steels differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 being slightly less. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use..
FINISH: Kurouchi. This is a black scale that is left on the knife from the forging process.
HANDLE: Octagonal rosewood handle with a pakkawood ferrule.
LENGTH: 135mm in length.
MAKER: Kamo - Takefu, Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: A nifty little petty at a great price point.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "A very covetable knife where the quality and craftsmanship is amazing at this price point."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.