Anryu Shiro Petty 130mm

Regular price £100.00

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A perfect mid sized petty. Nimble, light and ideal for working with smaller ingredients.

First Impressions

Impressive sharpness right out of the box and a nice grind on what's a fairly thick knife along the spine so there's plenty of cutting power and robustness.

The shirogami/white #2 steel is easy to maintain and get a great edge on so it's a knife you'll be reaching for time and again.


The contrast between the layered carbon steel core and dark, soft iron cladding make it both understated and eye catching at the same time.

If you're looking for a classic Japanese knife then this is a wonderful example showing the contrasting layering of the core steel and the kurouchi blacksmith finish on the cladding.


The blacksmith or kurouchi finish will protect it to a certain extent however care must be taken to dry the knife carefully after use.

White #2 is a dream to sharpen and will take a screamingly sharp edge and this ranges represents great value for money from such an outstanding blacksmith.

Ease of Care

White #2 steel is really easy to sharpen so maintaining it should be a breeze.

This being a reactive knife you will need to wipe and dry carefully after each use though and over time a patina will develop.

Our Verdict

The shiro range is great value either as a first knife or an addition to a collection. 

Originally made by Katsushige Anryu the Shirogami range is now made in the extremely capable (and strong!) hands of his nephew and apprentice Takumi Ikeda who is a hugely skilled blacksmith so this range is in great hands and continues to provide top quality knives at extremely good value. 

There's a good reason these knives are in such short supply so if you're considering one, we'd recommend not hanging around!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 128mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 256mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.3mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 30.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 68 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Steel Type - Core: White #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Rosewood

Product SKU: 5007

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/Takumi Ikeda

The shirogami range has been made for many years by master blacksmith Anryu san but with his retirement at the start of 2021, production of this line has passed to his nephew and apprentice and highly skilled blacksmith Takumi Ikeda.

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