We are pleased to offer this line of cutlery which has been hammer forged from White Paper #1 steel and features a lovely rustic kurouchi finish.
The Matsubara White #1 Petty is a simple and classic knife capable of many cutting and chopping tasks around the kitchen. The blade is of average weight for its length but is a bit thicker at the heel than many others of this size. That distinction adds a higher degree of rigidity to the feel of the knife. The outer steel is finished in a kurouchi style which greatly enhances the durability and corrosion resistance of the blade. It also gives the knife a very characterful, rustic aesthetic prized by many enthusiasts. The finished blade is protected by a clear lacquer coating.
The rosewood handle is nicely finished and proportioned and is mated to a black pakka wood ferrule.
Blacksmith: Tanaka San
Location: Nagasaki, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Soft Iron
Weight: 2.4 ounces
Blade Length: 116 mm
Overall Length: 238 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.3 mm
Blade Height: 34.2 mm
Handle Type: Octagonal Rosewood
Please note, Mr. Tanaka puts a notch in the tang and this is done on purpose and is not an installation mistake.