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Tadafusa Aogami Nashiji Petty 125mm

$123.85 $177.50

Tadafusa Aogami Nashiji Petty (Utility) 125mm

About Petty (Utility) Japanese Kitchen Knives


Style:  Petty (Utility)                                    
Core:  Aogami 2 steel, hardened to HRC62-63        
Cladding:   Stainless steel      
Finishing:   Nashiji (meaning rough finish or pear skin)                  
Blade Length:  125mm          
Overall Length:  235mm        
Weight:  62gm 
Blade Height @ Heel:  29mm
Spine Thickness @ Heel:  2.1mm
Spine Thickness @ Tip:  0.5mm                                                       
Bevel:  Double                        
Handle Material:  Walnut (attached to an integral bolster)             
Handle Style:  Western (Left or Right-handed)       

Tadafusa Aogami Nashiji Petty (Utility) 125mm

What can I say about the Tadafusa Aogami 2, Nashiji finished Petty? The question really should be what can’t I say? This was one of the first Western-handled Petty (Utility) kitchen knives I had delivered and when I opened the packaging I decided then and there that I want the full series of 7 kitchen knives for my own Kitchen. On a good kitchen knife rack, they look absolutely amazing, but even better they are so comfortable to use and the edge straight out of the box made trialing this Japanese Handmade kitchen knife a breeze.
I put this Petty through a full range of dinner prep from garlic and ginger, dicing onions and carrots (usually done with my Nakiri) to deboning some chops and cleaning / cubing some chicken breasts. There wasn’t one of these jobs it could not handle even with the 125mm blade, absolutely love this kitchen knife.

Tadafusa Aogami 2

Tadafusa has been handmaking beautiful Japanese Kitchen Knives since 1948 and was founded by Sone Torasaburo. Their forge is located in the town of blacksmiths, Sanjo, Niigata prefecture, Japan, an area known for its metalwork as well as its high-quality rice and sake.
The Aogami 2 steel knives are hardened to HRC62-63 and clad in softer stainless steel. This range has a Nashiji (meaning rough finish or pear skin) finish which compliments the walnut handle. The blade is distally tapered for better balance and has a sealed bolster that seals the blade to the handle, resisting dirt and water. They are a perfect range of knives to get a taste of carbon steel without the headache of the maintenance required for a normal carbon steel knife.
The Tadafusa Aogami Nashiji knives with the Walnut handle are the perfect addition to any kitchen, whether it is a busy restaurant or a home kitchen, these knives stand out with their looks and their quality.

Washing – Hand wash with soapy water, rinse the blade with Hot water. Dry your knives as soon as possible after washing and do not leave them wet for extended periods of time. Do not wash in a dishwasher!
Storage – Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in cutlery draw with other knives. Use a knife rack or at a minimum a cover for the knife to protect the edge

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Rust immediately

We bought this knife for my son’s birthday and not even 7 days later has huge rust on it.