Sakai Takayuki Homura Guren Urushi Petty 150 mm


Homura Guren

The Homura Guren Range by Sakai Takayuki is Handcrafted by Master Black smith Itsuo Doi.

Itsuo Doi was thought by his father Keijiro Doi who is very well known for his superb single bevel knives and specially for forging steel at much lower temperatures then other Blacksmiths. This assists in decarbonation of the steel and enlargement of the steel’s grain size making his knives more durable. He passed this skill over to Itsuo Doi.

The Homura Guren range is forged with Aogami # 2 – cladded in soft Iron then heat-treated to 62-63 HRC for amazing edge retention. The blade has a amazing edge geometry to ensure superb cutting performance.  The Japanese handle is made of burnt Japanese Oak, coated with Urushi. Urushi is a Japanese lacquer and known as a highly prized material that has been refined for over 7000 years.


Please make sure to wash and dry the knife properly after use. The Iron cladding is reactive steel so will oxidize with use. If you are some that leaves there knife out for a while without cleaning it we definitely don’t recommend getting this knife.   We also recommend getting a rust eraser and camellia oil for maintaining your knife properly.



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


Care Instructions

  • 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.

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