The Itto-Ryu White #2 Petty is constructed from the ever popular Hitachi white paper #2 steel sandwiched between an outer cladding of a semi-stainless iron. The cladding is given an attractive and durable hammered kurouchi finish. This gives the knife a distinctive look while aiding greatly in its excellent food release properties. We really like the matte finish on the lower blade road that transitions to the polished inner core steel at the edge. We also admire the hand chiseled kanji that further enhances the look of this great looking blade.
This knife has a really good balance and very well executed grinds. The spine is fairly thick at the neck but tapers down to a very thin point. The blade is quite tall for a santoku of this length and features a classic profile that is suitable for users of all cutting styles.
This knife falls through food with an assured feel and an ease that belies its very attractive price. The handle is very basic but feels good in use. It has a nice texture that allows for a secure and safe grip even with wet hands. Very highly recommended!
Blacksmith Shop: Wakui
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: Stainless, Hammered
Edge Steel: White #2
Weight: 1.5oz / 44g
Edge Length: 108mm
Overall Length: 220mm
Spine Thickness At Heel: 2mm
Handle: Oval Chestnut
Ferrule: Black Resin
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