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  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
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  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan
  • Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'Migaki' Polished Petty Knife | 120mm・4¾" | Shirogami #1 | Knife Japan

Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono 'migaki' Petty Knife 120mm

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Petty knives range from 11cm or so through to 15cm or thereabouts. At 12cm this is not a long petty but it certainly is a pretty one.

The length makes it comparable to a western paring knife in some respects but the blade is taller with more heel and this makes it a different prospect for hand-held cutting. With its clearance under the handle this petty is good for the cutting board, ideal for general slicing tasks, trimming skin and fat or taking to poultry. The blade profile is not dissimilar in shape to a bannou or even a gyuto, just at a smaller scale. It's nicely portable with a more subtle presence if taken to the table.

The polished blade is shirogami white#1 clad in nantetsu. The two tend to have little visual contrast which makes for a uniquely attractive blade. Shirogami #1 forged as hard this offers terrific sharpness and long edge life. Note it will be susceptible to rust/discoloration if some basic procedures aren't followed. Keep a damp cloth on hand for periodic wiping during extended sessions at the board and wipe your knife dry after use, preferably after rinsing the blade in hot water. 

The thin, hand-crafted blade of this petty has the near-machined finish characteristic of Mr Kusunoki's work. It is paired with a light hounoki handle for an overall length of just 25cm and weight of just 60 grams.

Blade steel: YSS Shirogami#1 | nantetsu
Bevel: Ryōba double bevel
Blade construction: Warikomi
Left-handed available: Handle and blade suit both hands
Handle: Hounoki (Magnolia)
Ferrule: Plastic
Blade length: 120mm
Blade width: 33mm
Blade spine at neck: 3mm
Handle length: 107mm
Handle thickness: 24x18mm
Weight in hand: 60g
Please note, this knife is a hand-forged item and there
may be 
minor variations in measurements and finish.

 

Unshu Yukimitsu Hamono, Shimane Prefecture

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