We have a thing about small pettys. They can take on a multitude of tasks around the kitchen and they look so cool! Masakage Kiri VG-10 Petty 75mm is one of our favorites.
Hiroshi Kato is one of the more well known blacksmiths working in the Takefu Village Co-operative. In fact, he is one of the founders of this famous knife making community boasting over 50 years of experience in his trade. He makes a number of different knives under various names including Kanehiro and Masakage.
The Kiri line of kitchen knives is noted for their fine materials, expert grinds, top notch fit and finish and stunning aesthetics. The core steel used in this line is VG-10 or V Gold -10. It is a fully stainless alloy that is used extensively in the cutlery industry. It possesses great edge taking and holding attributes. It is one of the most durable alloys used in the making of knives. Chipping can be an issue with some VG-10 knives but we think that Masakages skillful heat treatment reduces this issue to a minimum.
The Masakage Kiri VG-10 Petty 75mm is a champ at paring and peeling tasks. It also shines as a tool for prepping garnishes. The lovely magnolia and red dyed pakka wood handle add a look and balance to the blade that are just perfect. This is one of our favorite knife companies and one of our favorite small knives, period!
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: 49 layer Stainless Damascus
Core Steel: VG-10
Handle: Ho Wood Oval
Ferrule: Red Dyed Pakka Wood
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Edge Grind: 50/50
Edge Length: 80mm
4Great knife, handle is just okay, January 1, 2020
Posted By: Sean - verified customer
Beautiful knife, sharp, holds its edge well. The handle is a little rough. Hopefully I can smoothen it out with a little work. Overall a great knife and a good value.
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