Masakage Kumo Petty 130mm

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Our favorite sized petty which just seems to fit the Goldilocks rule of "just right". A great sized knife for those jobs where a Santoku is just too big, the handle is a good length and fits comfy in the hand. A joy to use.

Everything about this little knife is a joy. The shape and size of the blade, the wonderful handle which is in scale to the rest of it and the cutting performance of course. All in all it's a lovely little package that performs as well as it looks.

First Impressions

The VG10 steel core that makes up the cutting edge of this knife is heat treated by only the best metalsmiths at Masakage. Their experience means that these knives are made of the best material they can be.

Clad in stainless steel to protect the core from corrosion this range offer the best of both worlds. The sharpness of this blade has to be sampled to be believed and it will retain that edge for what seems an age, again thanks to that super hard VG10 core. Amazing performance to go with those amazing looks. Bliss.

Beauty

Just look at them, look! Each knife is an individually manufactured unique work of art. The stainless steel cladding is layered multiple times (to create an effect called Damascus steel) around the VG10 core which when ground to taper the blade to make the edge, reveals the many layers to create the cloud like effect you see here.

The dark rosewood handles are capped off with a pakka wood bolster and both have an octangular shape.

These knives are certainly eye catching and will lift any kitchen which is honoured with their presence.

In Hand

The handles on these knives are octangular, which sounds like they would be uncomfortable but they really aren't. The handles are very light which leads to the balance of the knife being towards the front. If used with a pinch grip it just works. Chopping takes no effort due to the sharpness of the blade.

Durability

The VG10 core will keep this knife very sharp, the stainless cladding will keep it from rusting, the handle is firmly attached to the blade (using century old, tried and tested methods). This knife is going to last a long time. Like most of our knives, treat it with respect and care and it will repay you with many years service.

Ease of Care

Use, wipe, dry and store. Our golden mantra on knife care is all you really need to follow. Using a ceramic sharpening rod every few weeks to keep that edge super keen and a yearly whetstone session (don't worry we'll show you how to do it) and you are done.

Our Verdict

Custom made, each blade unique, fabulous technology in the VG10 core and stainless cladding make this a fantastic purchase.

Made in small batches by Katsushige Anryu these really are a rare treat and while not the cheapest, we have no hesitation in saying that the Kumo range is still worth every penny!

Product details

  • Blade Length: 134mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 30mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 65 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: VG10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 60-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese

Product SKU: 1703

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Blacksmith Profile

Katsushige Anryu

Knife making is in Anryu-san's blood. A fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years.

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