Kikusumi KATURA Kashi Petty Knife Damascus Japanese Steel AUS10 Polished Hammered Finish 13.5 cm Japanese Oak Handle


Larger than a paring knife yet smaller most other knives, the KATURA Petty is ideal for small to medium-sized cutting tasks. Its blade length and pointed tip make it skilled at sectioning citrus fruits and stemming vegetables. Its octagonal handle fits comfortably in the hand allowing it to excel at peeling root vegetables and fruit. Ideal knuckle clearance makes the KATURA Petty great for chopping or slicing fine herbs on a cutting board using a straight forward motion. The KATURA Petty knife blade is ultra-thin which allows it to excel at jobs that require agility and precision such as stemming and seeding peppers, thinly slicing garlic, or cutting shallots into tiny dice. The ergonomic handle and razor sharp blade are fitted seamlessly making the KATURA Petty knife one you can work with comfortably all day.


Kashi / Japanese oak tree is evergreen.  In early summer, it flowers in a similar way to chestnut.  In Autumn blooms become small acorns.  Japanese oak  has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American oaks.  Kashi is often found in the Kanto area (Tokyo) In Budo it’s usually use to make wooden weapons such as Bokken.  Since it is heavy and very resilient, it’s one of the most favored woods to use.  Japanese oak was the favorite wood of famous sword masters throughout Japanese history, because of its practicality and high durability.



5 in stock (can be backordered)