Kanehiro Wa-Petty 150mm. We have been searching for a blacksmith or small company to make a wa-handled equivalent of the popular Hiromoto knives. Kanehiro knives are offering just such a knife and we're happy to add their knives to our site. These knives feature aogami super steel on the core and the knife is then clad with stainless stainless steel to protect most of the knife from reacting with acids or moisture. These knives will only oxidize right along the edge. Knife sharpeners love aogami super steel because it takes an acute edge and holds it. The knives have high hardness of HRC 62-63. Spine thickness at the heel is aproxiamtely 2.3mm and it weighs about 2.6oz but each one varies a little since they're hand made.
I really,really like these knives. Not only are the blades visually stunning (the finish can be described as dark gun metal),these Kanehiros are HARD. Ping the blade and listen to it resonate. The difference is like comparing crystal to glass. These are effectively small swords. Amazing blacksmiths at work here. It would be fantastic to see more types of knives from this maker.
By: Chris L.
It’s taken me a couple of months since I got this petty,but I’m ready to review. Great fit and finish. Unbelievably sharp out of the box. Love the handle(mine is a darker wood than in the picture). I’ve been amazed at the detailed cuts I’ve been able to produce with this little baby. It took some getting used to(this is my 1st 150mm petty)but is sooooo worth it. Buy it!