Founded more than 100 years ago in 1919 by Tokie Hokiyama in Tosa – Shikoku Island – Hokiyama cutlery stands on a triangle of values:

Tradition, Innovation and practicality.

They preserve the original clad forging method cultivated over 800 years of Tosa cutlery history with craftsman spirit and ambitions of making further innovations for the future. While making traditional knives, they keep on searching up-to-date technologies, materials and manufacturing process, and always trying to develop more refined products aiming at further evolution.

The Tosaichi AO line is an amazing value for money series! Is made with Aogami Super steel – mayne the top carbon steel used in Japanese cuttlert and is forged at a high HRC 63 hardness. Being stainless cladded with SUS – 405 stainless steel, requires less care that the usual carbon steel knives while maintaining all the advantages of the carbon steel. Features a beautiful Migaki (Polished) finish and an octagonal Ebony handle.

The Petty is one of the most commonly used knives in the kitchen. A small, general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes that also can be used in handheld cuts. The 135mm version seems to be ideal size for versatile use.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hokiyama
Series: Tosaichi Ao
Knife type: Petty 135
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 135/264
Grind: 50/50
Finish: Migaki (polished)
Steel type: Aogami Super
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Wa / ebony / Olive
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,95 / 0,4
Blade height at heel (mm): 27,3
Weight (gr): 79