Hiragatake – Hand Forged Petty – SLD San Mai Steel


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker 
Handle Material: Macassar Ebony 
Blade Steel: San-Mai / Stainless
Blade Length: 3  3/4″
OAL: 8  1/4

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Traditional Japanese Kitchen Cutlery

One of the joys of owning knives is experiencing new kinds of cutlery from around the world.  Most chefs will agree that the Japanese make the best Chef’s knives and some examples can cost in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. 

Hiragatake Knives are excellent examples of Traditional Japanese Cutlery, Hand Forged by Master Bladesmiths in Sanjo, Japan.   

Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Hiragatake Forge 

~ Direct from the Maker ~ 

Each Hiragatake blade is Hand Forged using a San-Mai technique – Hard Japanese Stainless Steel forms the Cutting Edge and is sandwiched between softer layers (cladding) of a different type of Stainless Steel. This technique provides incredible Performance with the Reduced Maintenance that most appreciate.  This example is a Traditional Petty Knife ~ the Japanese equivalent of a small Paring Knife.

With a Premium Stainless Core, this knife has a Traditional Forged Hammer and Polished Finish on the Flats. This beautiful blade has a High Performance Edge that has a Tested Rockwell of 64 ~ that is necessary for superior performance!  The Blade is Forged thin for fine cutting control. 

The Stainless Exterior layer protects against patina and rust, but also the Hand Hammered Flat area assists food in Releasing from (rather than sticking to) the blade after cutting.    

Each Hiragatake Blade is Hand Etched during the Forging process with their Name in Kanji 

This knife also has another unique feature in the beautiful Macassar Ebony handle.

 The handle was crafted in a “D” shape, meant for a Right Hand Grip the Oval side of the D fits into the palm helping to secure the grip. 

The Petty knife is enjoyed for all fine detail cutting in the Kitchen. The Fine Grain and Polished Finish of the Premium blade will slice easily through vegetable skin or meat and will be a joy to use. 

Treat yourself to one of my most affordable Traditional Japanese Kitchen Knives, complete in a lovely Presentation Box

Once this is Sold it will be several weeks before I can get more. 

Additional information

Weight.35 lbs
Dimensions11 × 2.5 × 1 in
Type of knife

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