The Kanehide PS60 Wa Petty is fashioned from a customized steel called PS60 or Pure Steel 60. This is a derivative of the popular Gin5 razor blade alloy made by Hitachi Metals. Kanehide takes the base steel and subjects it to a special heat treatment and cryogenic freezing regimen which results in a harder steel, up to HRC 60, and an edge that is tougher and more wear resistant than the original would be.
The knife is a mono steel construction, so there is no cladding or other hybrid treatments. It is a very thin and light blade, as a petty should be. The grind is a symmetrical 50/50 so it will work for both right- and left-handed users. The lower height of the blade makes this a perfect choice for in-hand use or those with smaller hands.
Fit and finish are excellent, with well-rounded and polished choil and spine areas. The knife comes sharp out of the box and will make a great choice for chefs and home cooks seeking a well-priced, easy to maintain petty. This is the wa version of the western yo handle petty that we also sell. It comes with a beautiful custom handle made from zebra wood, which has a smooth and comfortable feel.
Location: Seki City, Japan
Steel Type: PS60 Stainless Steel
Knife Type: Wa Petty
Edge Length: 120mm
Handle: Custom Zebra Wood
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