Shigeki Tanaka Silver 3 Petty 150mm

Regular price £160.00

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Subtle and excellently finished by Tanaka san this petty makes great use of the durability and edge retention of Silver 3 steel and is perfect for a wide range of of smaller and intriate tasks.

First Impressions

We like Shigeki Tanaka knives, the more we see of them the more it's clear the skill and consistency of his craft is there in each one and this is no different. 

Sharp out of the box as you might expect and with a nice feel in hand they're a joy to work with and use.


As finishes go, this is certainly subtle but the nashiji finish running down to the exposed polished silver 3 core really works nicely and we've paired it with a walnut and black buffalo handle to complete the look.


Silver 3 or "Gingami No. 3" from Hitachi Metals is a high performance steel that retains an excellent edge comparable to many carbon steels.

Ease of Care

Just rinse, dry and store and make sure you keep the edge in tip top condition with a ceramic honing rod and you're good to go!

Our Verdict

Although relatively young compared to some blacksmiths, Shigeki Tanaka has shown across his many popular knives that he creates top quality knives and across all his ranges the value for money to performance ratio is always good. 

If you're looking for an excellent addition to a collection or a new first knife you would be in good hands with Tanaka san.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 184mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 325mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 47.8mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.7mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 151 grams
  • Core Steel: Silver 3
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60-61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Walnut with black buffalo bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: SHIG-003

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

We recommend the 150mm magnolia saya for this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Shigeki Tanaka

A fourth generation blacksmith, Shigeki Tanaka and his small workshop based in Miki City are highly regarded for their skill and experience which has been passed down through the generations.

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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