Matsubara Wavy Face Blue #2 Tall Petty 120mm is made by blacksmith Katsuto Tanaka who works from his famed shop in Omura City, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Aogami 2 carbon steel is undoubtedly one of the most popular steels used to manufacture kitchen knives. It is noted for its outstanding edge life and overall toughness. The core steel is covered san-mai style with soft stainless steel which receives a lovely finish. The hammer marks on these blades are real, not stamped with a press. The cladding adds strength, reduces mass, and makes maintenance much easier.
This great looking tall petty has a rather flat section at the heel end and then transitions into a nice curved belly about halfway along the edge. Blade height is generous, especially for a petty of this length. It makes the knife good for board work while cutting various foods.
Steel: Blue #2
Finish: Hammered (Wavy Face)
Knife Type: Tall Petty 120mm
Weight: 2.8oz / 80g
Blade Length: 120mm
Overall Length: 242mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.6mm
Blade Height at Heel: 36.6m
Handle: Burnt Urushi Oak Octagonal