Masakage Shimo Petty 150mm

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The Shimo petty 150mm is a precision Japanese knife perfect for fiddly jobs like chopping onions, garlic and soft fruit.

Performance

Top notch performance as you'd expect from a knife of this level, the Shirogami #2 steel keeps its edge very well and the thin blade runs through various food types very easily and consistently.

Beauty

There's no doubt this is a lovely knife. "Shimo" represents a design of frost on a window and indeed the blacksmith Kurosaki san even created a custom X shaped hammer to create the unique shape on the blade.

The overall matt finish matched with the very light octagonal magnolia handle and black pakka wood collar combine nicely overall.

Comfort

Light, thin and comfortable with a range of jobs, we had no concerns about using this for a range of tasks.

Durability

The hard blade will keep its edge for a long time and last longer between sharpening than many other knives although as it's a thin cutting edge there's a compromise to be struck between that sharpness and cutting with care and attention.

Ease of care

The Shimo is not a stainless knife and if not kept dry between uses it will develop a yellow patina across the blade. This doesn't affect the use of the knife but it is a consideration, if this concerns you then maybe look for a knife that is clad in stainless steel.

Value for money

In our opinion the Shimo represents a great balance between quality, looks and price so is a great investment if it's your first Japanese knife but is also perfectly at home in experienced hands that want something that stands out in a collection. 

Technical details

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.

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.

Blacksmith Profile

Yu Kurosaki

The youngest blacksmith to be granted the title of Master Nokaji and senior teacher at Takefu Knife Village, the skill and craft put into each of his knives is clear to see.

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