What many consider to be the best line of knives for an introduction to Japanese steel, the FKM series from Fujiwara Kanefusa is made from Molybdenum/Vanadium stainless steel. With an HRC rating of 58-59, this steel holds a razor sharp edge. Equipped with black Pakka wood handles and stainless steel bolsters, these knives are exceptionally well balanced. These knives provide unparalleled performance at this price point and are one our most recommended lines. The 150mm Petty knife is great at detail work or peeling and cutting vegetables. It also makes a great small slicing knife for things like pork tenderloin or chicken breasts.
I have owned this little knife for almost 5yrs and it is a beast! I have made this my little experiment knife.... I try different edge angles and different stone combos. The blade sharpens up easy and maintains the edge actually really well for this level of hardness. When the knife was new the fit and finish was very good no major flaws. The handle is a touch slim but I have really large hands and have no problems using it all day at work for various tasks. This is one of the few knives that I havent had any damage to the edge from rough use and abuse. Great little knife for the money.
This knife is a good way to get into Japanese knives. It is very reasonably priced considering that it’s very good quality. I highly recommend the Fujiwara brand of knives.
What a knife! I have been debating what petty to get for quite a while. I was a bit nervous about length and F&F on this one,but decided to go for it anyways. OOtB sharpness is very good,much better than expected. All and all,I cant think of any downsides to this knife.