We are pleased to offer these great knives to our customers again. Shiro Kamo knives are made by Master Blacksmith Kamo-san from Takefu Village in Japan. It's rare to find blacksmiths who excel with both grinding and forging, but Kamo-san is one of them. He works with a very small crew of just two other workmen. While many shops farm their blades out to various workmen for the different stages of manufacture, Kamo-san keeps these operations in-house and under his supervision.
The petty featured here is a wonderful blade that can double as a petty or paring knife. It is the perfect implement for making intricate garnishes. Constructed from SG2 (R2) powdered stainless steel with a softer stainless steel cladding in a Damascus style, the face etching is very well realized and reveals a lovely pattern from the cladding layers. This is a light blade but one that feels strong in hand. Edge sharpness out of the box is excellent, as are the overall fit and finish.
This is a really fun knife and one that will surprise you in its abilities to perform many tasks around the kitchen. Itís also a great and inexpensive way to experience SG2 steel.
Blacksmith: Shiro Kamo
Location: Echizen, Japan
Factory: Takefu Village
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
Edge Steel: SG2 Powdered Steel
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
Blade Length: 140mm
Weight: 2.4oz / 70g
Spine Thickness: 2.5mm