Jikko Knives R2 Petty 135mm with custom handle

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A beautifully finished petty from Jikko paired with a one-off custom purple maple burl and honeycomb resin swirl handle from UK craftsman @letshandlethis.

First Impressions

Out of the box, the R2 is an impressively sharp and well finished knife. The attention to detail and consistent grind is very well done and Jikko's reputation for quality is clearly demonstrated in the R2.


If you love simplistic beauty you will love these, attention to detail is incredible and the choil (or finger notch) has been rounded to a degree we've not seen before on any of our other knives. Everything is smooth and shiny and a joy to look at!

In Hand

As mentioned above, all the edges are smooth and curved where your fingers are likely to sit meaning a pinch grip is really comfortable with no sharp bits (except the bit that's supposed to be sharp)!


R2 is a great steel and well regarded for its durability and edge retention and one we enjoy using and recommend.

Ease of Care

Powdered steel clad in stainless means that the care of these knives is minimal, just do the usual of wiping after use and never putting them in a dishwasher and that's it!

Our Verdict

The attention to detail and beautiful fit and finish makes these knives great value for money in our opinion. They'll be a beautiful addition to your knife collection.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 142mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 262mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 29mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 70 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: R2
  • 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: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese

Product SKU: CUS-0012

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.

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Jikko Knives

Established in Sakai in 1901, Jikko's blacksmiths have a long history of designing and creating high quality knives that marry subtle design and excellent edge retention.

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Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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