Yoshimi Kato Kurouchi Petty 120 mm (Scratch & Dent)**

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Product Information

Length  120 mm
Total Length 246 mm
Steel Aogami Super (Stainless Clad) 
Handle Cherry 
Ferrule Black Pakka Wood 
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel 30 mm
Width at Spine 2.3 mm
Weight 66 g
Bevel Double


**This petty was a display model and had some very minor rust which has been mostly removed. Freshly sharpened and ready to rock!

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato
works out of the Takefu Knife village and took over the Family business from his father in 2013. His Father Hiroshi Kato-san started the shop in the late 1960's and was inaugurated as the 4th Chairman of the Takefu Knife village in 1994. Making incredible knives runs in the family obviously and we're very excited to have these incredibly sharp knives in our shop. They have one of the most beautiful damascus patterns we have ever seen and are sharpened by famous knife sharpener Makoto Kurosaki; brother of one of our favorite knifemakers Yu Kurosaki.


Takefu Knife Village

The Takefu Knife Village is a cooperative workshop in the Echizen region of Japan. It is the home to a long list of blacksmiths that we work with and many young and upcoming apprentices learning the trade. The area has a 700 year long history of smithing with roots in agricultural tools turned cutlery powerhouse. 

The Knife

The petty knife is the perfect companion to any larger knife such as a gyuto, kiritsuke, santoku, or bunka. While the larger knife is great for all the on-the-board tasks you make come across, the petty knife is great for all the in-hand and detail oriented work. Be it peeling, trimming or capping produce, detail oriented work, to light butchery work the petty knife is always the second knife we recommend adding to any kit to add maximum versatility!

Knife Care (Stainless Clad)

  • This knife is made from 3 layers of steel using a technique called Sanmai (Forge welding). It involves laminating a piece of Carbon steel with two pieces of Stainless steel giving the knife all the benefits of the carbon steel (Edge retention, ease of sharpening, cutting feel) and the Ease of Maintenance from Stainless steel. 2-3 millimeters of the carbon steel is exposed at the edge of the knife and is susceptible to rust and discouloration if not properly maintained.
  • Simply Wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use to keep it from rusting or discouloring.
  • 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.

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