Petty knife [Nashiji]

Established a company as a Japanese sword manufacturer 140 years ago.
We are afraid that the Japanese swords are only a kind of traditional art, we will not be able to provide an opportunity to appreciate how sharp and splendid the traditional swords are directly for you all.
We would like to guarantee you how well the hand made kitchen knives with the same manufacturing methodology of Japanese swords"KATANA".
We , the 4th successor, make sure you might feel the products we provide are authentic and sharp no matter how long you might use ,moreover , you might realize the one as a precious practical utility.
We contrive to last and improve the same traditional Japanese sword manufacturing skills so that our products will be able to satisfy your needs ; sharpness, long life time.
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  • Petty knife [Nashiji]

Petty knife [Nashiji]
The Japanese Petty knife is ideal for detailed work such as peeling and preparing fruit and vegetables. The series of Petty knife, Nashiji has a sandwich structure with stainless and steel (shirogami (white paper) No.1). The surface of the blade is called Nashiji because it looks like skin of Japanese pair and that prevents slices from sticking to the blade. This series of the knife is the most reasonable price. The steel(shirogami (white paper) No.1), which is white steel called shirogami (white paper), contains many carbon and that makes knife hard and high sharpness cutting blade, and the raw materials are made by Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
[ Length ] [ Weight ] [ Price ]
135mm 90g 12,100 JPY
150mm 100g 13,200 JPY
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Knife set
  • Nashiji set (Santoku180mm + Petty knife135mm)
  • John Ridgway
    This is a beautiful knife, the rough forged pattern on one side looks to me like a river running along the edge of a forest. I was surprised how great this knife feels in the hand so balanced and so sharp. Practical handmade beauty.
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
  • Vasilis Maniatis
    Paring knife nashiji 150mm with octagonal handle.write on the knife the
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
  • Adam
    I purchased this 150 mm petty almost a year ago as an inexpensive way to experience handmade knives. All my previous knives were french, japanese, and german production.

    I reach for it whenever my larger knives feel too cumbersome or my cutting board is crowded. It can easily handle anything up to large potatoes and onions, and is perfect for shallots, garlic, and other small tasks, including boneless meats.

    The blade has a very pleasing rustic look, yet it is wonderfully ground and tapered for performance. Very thin at the edge, but with just enough body behind it to feel solid. The exposed carbon edge has become a grey-blue color that contrasts against the stainless in a very pleasing way. It sharpens easily, and stays sharp far longer than it should, especially if stropped occasionally. The initial edge was very sharp, but had areas of very small chipping, which I quickly fixed on a 4000 stone. No problems of any kind since.

    The (western style) handle is a bit too rustic. The spine is below the level of the top of the handle enough to let food particles stick in, making cleaning more of a chore. It is also visually distracting. That said, the handle is made from surprisingly nice Indian Rosewood (I believe) and feels good in the hand. I was worried it felt too small at first, but in use it provides the knuckle clearance I need, and the easy cutting of the blade does not require a wood chopping grip.

    Overall, this knife does everything it should, and is just a better handle away from full marks. Thinking about it now though, I've had almost a year to fix or replace the handle and haven't. I probably never will either (though it is worthy of something nicer). I'll probably buy another one too, because I haven't seen or used anything that worked so well for the price.
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
  • Stephen Layne
    I use this knife more often than I expected. It is easy to keep sharp, and the size is perfect for small jobs.
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
  • Steven Playford
    I bought the 150mm, great handmade blade, at a great price. Basic western handle, If you want a nicer one mabroishi no meito range offers that upgrade. Will order again.
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
  • John O'Connor
    I purchased the 150mm Nashiji Paring knife for my wife to use daily in her dinner preparation. Both she and I love the feel and balance of this knife. It came very sharp and held the edge a very long time. I find the steel to be easy to sharpen and a few strokes on a leather strop after use keeps the edge in perfect shape. I bought this knife after purchasing my 240mm Nashiji Gyuto last year that also is a work of art and a real workhorse in the kitchen. The knife arrived in perfect condition and was beautifully packaged with care instruction and micro fiber towel. I highly recommend this knife.
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
  • Richard Miller
    An amazing knife by an amazing knife maker, sharp, balanced, beautiful, a work of art!
    Petty knife [Nashiji]
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