Petty knife, Aogami 2 with iron cladding, kurouchi finish - Kamo
This variant is currently sold out
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.