Takayuki Shibata is one of our favorite blacksmiths and he is turning out some really well-crafted and thought-out blades. Shibata-san lives and works in a suburb of Hiroshima. He is becoming very well known in the knife world for his laser thin, hammer forged knives that have excellent grinds and outstanding out of the box sharpness.
This is certainly the case with this lovely little petty knife. Everything about it screams quality, combined with purity of form and function. The blade is made with an inner core of Aogami Super steel, clad with a softer stainless steel that enhances the strength and durability of this nimble blade.
The Shibata AS Petty is a beautiful workhorse, both in terms of versatility and durability. It is a very thin blade which results in a light and responsive knife. Small ingredients, herbs, filleting jobs, and intricate food preps will be handled with the utmost control. It is an easy to maintain and sharpen blade. It will hold its super fine edge through a hard day's prep work or for weeks in a home setting.
Each knife comes with a very well-made octagonal handle with pakka wood ferrule.
Maker: Shibata San
Location: Fukui City
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: AS
Weight: 2.2 ounces
Blade Length: 136 mm
Total Length: 265 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 28.3 mm
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