Takeshi Saji SRS13 Mirror Tsuchime Petty 135mm

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The beautiful fit and finish on the SRS13 petty compliments a high performing blade that would be perfect in both a home or professional kitchen.

First Impressions

A beautifully balanced collection using the popular and durable SRS13 steel finished with a high polish level and subtle hammer marks all paired with an integral bolster style laminated wood handle.

Out of the box is a quality edge as you would expect and a traditional flat grind and relatively thin overall profile glides through ingredients.


The blade is finished with a subtle hairline polish running down to the core and across the bulk of the cladding is a pretty unique geometric tsuchime pattern that is quite subtle but definitely offers that visual wow-factor a lot of Saji-san's knives offer. 

Paired with the dark and richly patterned integrated bolster handle with its end cap we think it's safe to say that visually these knives will make an impression when you've got them on the rack or prepping meals.

In Hand

Naturally the integrated bolster design and laminated pakka wood handle will increase the weight of the knife over a more typical wa handle but it's an extremely comfortable shape and while the balance point is naturally further back (around/behind the bolster).

They're particularly comfortable and ergonomic handles and despite the heavier overall weight, still feel nimble in use.


Hardened to around 63-64HRC, the stain resistant SRS13 core steel clad with stainless is a good combination of durability and edge retention.

Ease of Care

SRS13 is a stainless super steel that's reasonably easy to sharpen and care for if you follow our normal care instructions

For long term care, we recommend the Japanese Knife Care Kit.

Our Verdict

A quality blade with minimal taper and a traditional flat grind that cuts well and finished off with a striking handle design and unique hammer finish. 

This is a range that would suit someone seeking a heavier and more significant "in-hand" feeling in thier knives but without sacrificing performance in what is still a nimble overall knife.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 134mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 258mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 34.1mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.98mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.02mm (Measured halfway along spine) 1.00mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 109 grams
  • Core Steel: SRS13
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 63-64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Lamitated pakka wood with stainless bolster and heel
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: SAJI-0029-##

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

Due to the height, we recommend the 150mm magnolia petty saya or petty size blade guard for this knife.

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Meet the maker

Takeshi Saji

A 3rd generation master blacksmith with more than 50 years experience and one of the founders of Takefu Knife Village, Takeshi Saji continues to craft some of the finest Japanese knives in the world and continues to work on improving his skills and technique to remain at the absolute top of his game.

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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