Sakai Takayuki Moonlit Waves Petty 80mm

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A very useful small petty perfect for more intricate tasks and peeling smaller ingredients.

Exceptional value for money giving you the quality and beauty of Japanese steel with a more familiar Western handle. The handles on these knives are all scaled to match the size of the blade which we really like.

First Impressions

Impressive out of the box edge and a good quality overall finish along the blade and through to the full tang Western handle. It's got a great feel to it and strikes a nice balance between looks and immediate performance.


The blades look stunning and are certainly eye catching. The 17 layers of stainless steel on each side are hand ground to reveal each one in turn like tree rings.

The hammered dimples are a by product of getting the layers to bind together but leave the blade with this wonderful finish. The pakka wood handles finish it off well and make this range very attractive.

In Hand

A comfortable full tang Western handle adds a little extra weight to the knife but across the range they remain well balanced and nimble in hand.


VG10 clad in stainless steel is widely used in Japanese knives because it's a strong steel capable of taking and retaining a great edge and is quick and easy to sharpen. 

Combined with the sturdy Western style pakka wood handle riveted to the full tang of the knife this is a well made and higly durable range of knives.

Ease of Care

VG10 and stainless clad steel is about as easy a combination as you will find for care, it's fully stainless and easy to sharpen and look after. Just follow our normal care instructions and your knife will serve you for many years.

Our Verdict

Great Japanese blades paired with well made sturdy handles and fabulous looks with plenty of scope to refine the already impressive edge with minimal effort on a whetstone if you wish. 

The Moonlit Waves is one of our all-time best selling ranges for good reason.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 83mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 195mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 22mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.75mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 41 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60-61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Full tang pakka wood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: SAK-0059

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

There is currently no wooden saya suitable for this knife so we recommend a petty sized blade guard to protect it.

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Meet the maker

Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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