Masakage Anryu Aogami Petty 130mm

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A perfect sized petty for when a santoku is too big but you still need some blade length for use on the board.

Made of Aogami blue #2 steel and clad in stainless steel this is knife that has the best of both worlds, the joy of carbon but with the easy to care for addition of stainless cladding.

This is hand-made knife therefore each one is unique, the hammered finish really is a sight to behold, you can really get a sense of the fact that it was hand-made in a forge. Very thin behind the edge with an excellent grind, but that's what you get from a blacksmith with over 50 years experience!

Performance

Aogami blue #2 steel, is considered a very tough steel, not quite as hard as super blue but not as brittle which gives you the perfect knife if you don't want to spend a long time sharpening it. These are very sharp out of the box for the average user but if you want to take them to the stones you can achieve a sharper edge still.

Beauty

They are beautiful. The hammer marks really give a sense of how the knife was made, in a hot forge by a blacksmith rather than a pristine machine. The handles are quite understated leaving all the cooing to be done over the blade!

Comfort

The handles on this range are oval rosewood which makes for a comfortable feel. A little heavier than some of our ranges but you could still use these for a long time without fatigue.

Durability

Aogami blue #2 is considered a very tough and durable steel, the steel doesn't get as hard as super blue so not as brittle. As is normal with all our knives, treat it with care and it will last a lifetime.

Ease of care

The core steel in these knives is carbon which is reactive but with the stainless steel cladding you don't need to worry much. The only part of the carbon core that is exposed is on the edge of the blade. This will patina over time but gives the knife a lovely unique look and in our eyes, becomes part of its history.

All you need to do is wipe, dry and store, don't put it in the dishwasher and don't leave it sat around in the wet. Keep the edge in tip top condition with a go on the ceramic rod every few weeks and every now and again take it to the stones.

Value for money

The blue #2 steel coupled with the great fit and finish makes these knives absolute winners in our eyes. The reputation regarding performance that goes before them makes the price hard to believe.

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 131mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 260mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 3mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 30mm Heel to spine
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: Blue Steel#2
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 62 HRC
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • This knife steel has some special care instructions – learn more.

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

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.

Meet Katsushige Anryu

What you get

A beautiful midnight blue box with Anryu San's signature in silver on the top, inside is a soft stepped velvety interior, the blade is wrapped in a single sheet of paper and is held safely with a block of foam.

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