Moritaka Three Piece Kit

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Included in this set are the following knives : 

Petty 150 mm 

Nakiri 180 mm

Kiritsuke 240 mm 

The petty is the Japanese equivalent to a paring knife. At the shop we think they blow western paring knives out of the water because that extra bit of length adds a lot of versatility and we don't find it gets in the way of smaller tasks. Whether you're capping strawberries or brussel sprouts, peeling or turning vegetables, or leaving it out at your station during service is case you forgot the prep that half litre of brunoise shallots for the oysters the petty has your back.

The kiritsuke is a versatile knife shape that was designed for the head chef of a restaurant. It is said that there is no task that a kiritsuke can't be used for. It features a long enough blade to be used in place of a chef knife, and aggressive enough tip to be used to more detailed garnish tasks, and a flat enough blade to be used as a slicer. 

The Nakiri is designed specifically for chopping vegetables. It's tall blade provides lots of travel for the guide fingers of the user when using an up and down chopping motion. The flat profile allows almost the entire edge to contact the board when copping meaning less pieces of vegetables remaining connected. The flat spine of the knife can be used as an effective bench scraper and because of the large surface area of the blade it can be used as an effective scoop as well. 

Moritaka Hamono was founded in 1293 during the Kamakura period by Kongohyoe Minamoto no Moritaka, who was the head swordsmith for the Bhuddist priests at Mt. Homan in Dazaifu, Fukuoka.  His descendants then followed in his footsteps in the same city for 13 generations.

In 1632, the family followed the Higo Daimyo Mitsunari Hosokawa (The feudal ruler of the Higo region) and moved to Miyaji-machi, Yatsushiro City in Kumamoto.  For another 13 generations in this city, they forged swords for Bhuddist armies, the Daimyo's army, and also for the Daimyo himself. Moritaka swords were unique because they were made and used to help attain Buhdda hood. 

Fiver generations ago, master swordsmith Chuzaemon Moritaka decided to expand and apply their forging techniques to kitchen knives. Then then they've been dedicated to producing a large variety of kitchen knives and edged gardening tools for agricultural use and forestry.  

*Suitable for right and left handed users

Knife Care (Iron Clad)

  • This Knife is made from 3 layers of material; A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration.
  • Simply wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use.
  • Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Never put your knife in the dishwasher! The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
  • Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.


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