Masakage Koishi Petty 120mm

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Paring knives don't get much better than this. A good size to fit in the hand for peeling and fine chopping. Makes you want to cook.

Performance

Handmade using incredibly strong Aogami Super carbon steel clad with stainless steel, the Koishi is extremely easy to sharpen and holds a brilliantly sharp edge which will be more than a match for anything in the kitchen.

Beauty

Koishi translates as "pebbles" which is the effect the hammered finish of the blade gives. Combined with a matt, dark grey/black blade and cherry wood octagonal handle with black (pakka wood) collar this is one of the stand-out knives we sell.

Comfort

The knife is lightweight and extremely sharp meaning you'll expend less effort cutting than with many other knives. The handle is comfortable and the shape sits well in your hand.

Durability

Aogami Super carbon steel is highly regarded for its hardness and ability to stay sharp although carbon steel does require a little extra care after use (please see "ease of care" section).

Ease of care

This range is a super blue steel clad using the san mai technique with stainless steel. This means only the edge is exposed. The carbon steel edge will patina over time but the only care you need to take is to wipe it down after use.

Value for money

We rate these as one of the best knives we stock and have reviewed. The combination of blade quality, craftsmanship, appearance and sharpness mean we're more than happy to give it our best marks.

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 124mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 242mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2.6mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 31mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight: 74 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: Super Blue Steel
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 63-64 HRC
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • This knife contains steel that 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

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San (who recently took a step backwards after over 50 years as a blacksmith).

Meet Yoshimi Kato

What you get

Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills.

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