This Petty is made of VG10 steel core, heat-treated to 60-61 HRC. The 63-layer Damascus cladding is stainless, while the exposed VG10 core is mirror polished with a thin edge which is sharpened by hand. The blade is paired with a Marushinogi (D-shaped) Wa-handle made of Japanese Magnolia wood, which keeps the knife more affordable. Good level of fit and finish for this price range.
- Origin (Made in): Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Tojiro
- Model No.: FD-592
- Knife Type: Petty
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): VG10
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 60-61 HRC
- Blade Finishes:
- Kyomen (Mirror)
- Blade Length: 130mm (5.1")
- Blade Height (at heel): 28mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 1.9mm
- Middle: 1.5mm
- Shape: Marushinogi (D-shaped)
- Material: Japanese Magnolia (Ho Wood)
- Kuchiwa: Buffalo Horn
- Length: 112mm
- Overall Length: 251mm
- Weight: 48g (1.69oz)
- Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Trademark Tojiro Made Shippu" (登録 藤次郎作 疾風) ; “Tojiro Made in Japan”
About Tojiro 藤次郎
Tojiro is the leading knife manufacturer in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area with a few centuries of knife making tradition. The finish and quantity of their products are quite remarkable despite being very affordable. Established over 50 years ago, Tojiro combine modern technologies and traditional craftsman methodologies, and is a pioneer of stainless steel knives in Japan. Their philosophy is to improve efficiency with machines while respecting traditions when it comes to quality and finish.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.