Takamura R2 – Petty 150mm


Terukazu Takamura’s knives are known to be refined with a super sharp long lived edge. They have gained recognition worldwide by chefs and even ranked #1 in a consumer test report by Smarson in Sweden, beating out every “top of the line” European knife in the running.

The Takamura Akagouhan Line is made from a R2 Powdered steel that keeps a super sharp edge for a long time between sharpening. R2 is a high speed powder stainless steel made by Takefu Special steel Co. Ltd. For some knife makers, this is a ideal for knife making like Takamura-san. It has great hardness of greater than 63 HR. This steel has great edge retention, high wear resistance and is stainless. The grains are so fine and uniform that hammer forging is not necessary.


This knife is used for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, garlic, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Petty

Blade Length: 150mm

Steel Type: R2 Powdered Stainless Steel

Rockwell Hardness: 63


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. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise 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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