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Moritaka AS Petty 130mm
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Moritaka AS Petty 130mm

Item #: Moritaka-Petty130

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews)

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Our Price: $130.00
200 years before Columbus landed in The Americas, Moritaka Hamono was producing hand forged blades. Centuries of knowledge and tradition have culminated in the production of Moritaka’s Supreme series of knives. Aogami Super (AS) steel treated to achieve a Rockwell Hardness rating of 64-65 is found at the core of this 130mm petty. The AS steel in Moritaka’s knives is excellent. Very hard, capable of extreme levels of refinement and acuteness and less prone to corrosion than many other carbon steels, the edge of this knife is a dream to sharpen and cut with. Clad in softer iron with a kurouchi finish, the rustic aesthetics are both pleasing and evocative of the deep tradition of Moritaka Hamono. Please note as of May 15th, 2015 these knives now have a ho wood octagonal handle. The video on the page is not current. The photos are current.

  • Blacksmith: Moritaka San
  • Yatsushiro Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Technique: Moritaka san inserts the steel
  • Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • HRC: 65+-
  • Weight: 2.2 oz/ 62g
  • Blade Length: 131 mm
  • Overall Length: 250 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 29.6 mm

  • Customer Reviews


    16 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Moritaka, February 10, 2020
    Posted By: Jake - verified customer

    Excellent knife, well balanced, and easy to control.
    Moritaka knifes are well built and durable.

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      Santoku Moritaka, August 27, 2019
    Posted By: Yohan Raphet - verified customer

    Great service and perfect kife I use professionally.

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      Moritaka Petty 130mm and Customer Service, August 24, 2017
    Posted By: Roy Brown - verified customer

    I received exactly what I wanted: a superior knife of extraordinary craftsmanship. Oh, the customer service: I received the knife before the charge cleared my debit card! I believe that qualifies as fast. Bravo!

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      Very good looking knife , March 23, 2017
    Posted By: Emiel - verified customer

    Looks great, feels very good in the hand. The handle is great and the overal balance is so as well. Nice and lightweight knife. I absolutely love the KU finish moritaka does on their knives! beautifulThe ootb edge is nicely polished and can push cut paper, but lacks a bit of tooth for kitchen use on for example cherry tomatoes. Touched it up a little bit on the stones and now it's ready to roll :)

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      Beautiful, September 1, 2016
    Posted By: Joshua - verified customer

    Lightweight and well made. Really nice handle. It's a steal at $130.

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      Product Review, July 26, 2013
    Posted By: M - verified customer

    This is a really nice knife, comes quite sharp OTB and sharpens up really easily. I have been using it in a professional kitchen and it holds its edge through many days of work with some gentle stropping. Its is very light and the blade it nice and thin. The only thing I would change is it would be nice if the blade had a little more height to it, but not really a big deal. I will probably buy the 210 if I decide carbon is not too much of a hassle for use at work.

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      Product Review, February 12, 2013
    Posted By: teo - verified customer

    I have used this knife for about 5 months now and i absolutely love it. I use it as a paring knife/utility knife. I had it professionally sharpened and all I have to do from time to time is polish it on a 6000 grit stone and strop and the bite never goes away. Highly recommended for those serious cooks out there. Just keep dry after each use and rust should not be a problem.

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      Product Review, April 18, 2012
    Posted By: Maurice Doll - verified customer

    Most of my Japanese knives are quite heavy, so I purchased this one with lightness and handiness in mind. It does not disappoint. It arrived moderately sharp, but I prefer my blades to be razor sharp. A little time with a fine grit Japanese water stone and my new sink bridge turned this blade into a shaver in short order. It comes with an attractive and comfortable rosewood handle that you usually are charged extra for. My wife also prefers it to most of my other heavier knives and her favourable impression certainly helps to justify my obsession with good-quality knives. I would regard this as a very good entry-level knife.

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      Product Review, February 22, 2012
    Posted By: Stephen - verified customer

    Brilliant, perfectly balanced, incredibly sharp out of the box, though it got even better after a few minutes on the stone. This and my Moritaka 240mm gyuto do almost everything I need to do in the kitchen. A beautifully crafted knife.

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      Product Review, September 28, 2011
    Posted By: Alex Cabral - verified customer

    I've been using this knife now for a couple of months, it has replaced my shun premiere (pairing) and is the only knife i need for service, the only thing is the rust (since i cut lots of fresh vegetables during service) is a pain to be cleaning it, though i kept the paper that came with the knife and just dry it and packt it back, so far i have only sharpen it once on the whetstone, and still use it everyday, a beautiful knife worth the money

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      Product Review, September 23, 2011
    Posted By: John M - verified customer

    This has become my wifes go to knife and I use it as well.The feel is different from the Takedas, not better or worse just different. The performance is on par with the Takedas.My next purchase will be a Moritaka Yanagiba, the only decision is will it be the 270 or 300?Love the knife.

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      Product Review, August 4, 2011
    Posted By: Sebastian Galdames - verified customer

    I was having a hard time finding a paring knife or petty that I liked enough to by. Until I saw this little number. I chose to buy it because it is not to long and the blade has some height to it. My first impression of it out of the box was WOW! Its even More Wicked than it looks on cktg! After polishing the edge a little I gotta saw that it performs better than I had expected, (and I expected a lot). If you like the way it looks then buy it. You will be happy you did. Full Five Stars from me!

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      Product Review, July 18, 2011
    Posted By: Jeff - verified customer

    Great little knife from a great family! Very sharp and cuts well. Looks great! Very traditional type of style. Definitely need to wipe dry or it will rust (but should will all knives). Price is great for this knife! Shipping is always great from ChefKnivesToGo - thanks for carrying so many great knives!!

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      Product Review, July 14, 2011
    Posted By: chefwatson - verified customer

    Great knife! I have been replacing my set of work knives and this is perfect for a Wa-styled paring knife. It is a little larger than most parers but, just a great knife for my purposes. The edge holds up great for long prep sessions and I have yet to have any problems with rust. I plan on filling in the gaps of my collection with a few more from this line.

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      Product Review, April 26, 2011
    Posted By: Michiel Vanhoudt - verified customer

    I received this knife a last week. The edge out of the box was ok, and could slice paper well. I put it on the Edge Pro Apex and sharpened it with the custom Chosera stones before stropping it with compounds from Hand American and Ken's corner. It's a laser now as you can see in my video.I highly recommend this petty to everybody. The fit and finish is incredible and the steel is fantastic.

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      Product Review, January 17, 2011
    Posted By: Jonathan Byrd - verified customer

    Great looking knife. Excellent fit and finish. Beautiful handle. Super sharp right of the box. Fast delivery. Thanks again.

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