Located in Sikoku island in the Ehime prefecture, Ishizuchi started their production exactly 100 years ago, in 1920, lead by Tomika Kajiura as their founder. As many blacksmiths at the time, they first focused in Agricultural tools and equipment. Today, the fourth generation descendants, lead by Taketoshi Kajiura, is focusing exclusively on knives using the area’s craftsmen and striving to deliver high quality traditional knives at competitive prices.

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 Ishizuchi Petty 135mm also called Koyanagi, will be one of your knives to go in your kitchen either if you are a home cook or a professional. It is made from Aogami Blue 2 steel, one of the most well know high performance steels in Japanese knife making, has great looks with its classic traditional Kurouchi finish and it is fitted with a beautiful rosewood handle. This knife is a real bargain for its quality!

Brand / Blacksmith: Ishizuchi
Series: Kurouchi
Knife type: Petty
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 140 / 275
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi
Steel type: Blue 2
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62 – 64
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Rosewood /Plywood
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 2,8 / 0.5
Blade height at heel (mm): 33
Weight (gr): 88

Important Note: This is a Carbon Steel knife and not a stainless one. Requires attention and care in its maintenance like quick washing and drying after use, storing in low humidity area and application of mineral oil if not used for some time.

Over time it will form a patina that will protect it from rust. In case rust appears, use baking soda on wet blade, leave it for 10 mins and rub carefully with your finger or a soft sponge. In case rust is not removed, contact us for further instructions.