Hatsukokoro Ginyo Silver3 Tsuchime Damascus – Petty150
The Ginyo Silver 3 range from Hatsukokoro is Hand Forged by Yoshihiro Yauji. He is a blacksmith from Echizen, Japan. He trained and worked under Master Blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka at Takefu Knife Village. Yauji-San only recently decided to branch out and started making knives under his name. His knives are known for their great refined finishes, grinds, and fantastic fit and finish.
This range has a beautiful hammered Damascus finish. Choils and spine are nice and polished. They are definitely one of the heavier knives we stock but still very well balanced. They are paired with a beautiful Black Ebony handle.
Yoshihiro-San hand-forged this series with Silver 3 (Ginsan) Stainless steel. This steel is known to have the same characteristics as some Carbon Steel. It’s a really easy stainless steel to sharpen and has excellent edge retention and fantastic sharpness.
Petty (Paring/Utility) Knife (ぺティ – pronounced: Petti Naifu). It is said to be derived from French ‘petit’ meaning small or little. The Petty Knife is seen as a small Gyuto making it purposeful for any use in the kitchen.
The petty knife is perfect for smaller working surfaces, cutting smaller sized produce if for users with smaller hands. Its comparison to the Gyuto makes it the ultimate small-sized all-rounder and professional cooks prefer it for its compact size and versatility. It can be used to peel, slice, dice, mince and trim a variety of smaller fruits, vegetables, herbs, garnishes and proteins. It is perfect for light butcher work and delicate tasks such as making precision cuts. The blade profile is well suited for thrust-cutting while the belly allows for rock-cutting.
The Petty knife is generally larger than a Western petty knife. Similar to the Gytuo the Petty knife’s heel to belly is quite flat with a rounded profile to the tip. The sharp, double-bevel edge makes this knife ambidextrous and is the perfect companion in a small kitchen with limited workspace or for users with smaller hands.
Type: Western Style
Best for: Meat, Fish, Herbs, Vegetables
Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types
- Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
- Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
- Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
- Never use this knife to cut frozen food.
- Never twist or cleave the blade.
- Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
- Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
- Never transport knives unprotected.