This Office knife, also called Petty knife, is a typical Japanese cooking tool used on a daily basis for all smaller, precise cutting tasks in the kitchen: peeling, pitting fruit, chopping herbs, creating garnishes. Once you start using it, you'll always want it within reach.
Kiri is the Japanese word for mist or fog. The folded or Damascus steel of theses knives has a dreamy / foggy look that makes the blades of this collection look so unique.
The blade is made with VG10 stainless steel, which gives these japanese knives a great edge with very low maintenance. As with most Masakage knives, the heel of the blade is rounded inward to allow a more confortable use of the pinch grip.
The magnolia and red pakka oval handle gives the blades a nice light feel and is a nice mix of modern and traditional styles.
All knives from Masakage are handmade by master blacksmiths of Takefu's village and hand sharpened by one of Japan's best knife sharpeners, Takayuki Shibata san. When these knives come out of their box, they have an amazing sharpness and will stay sharp for an extremely long time due to Shibata san's masterful technique. Alambika is extremely happy to import and retail Japanese knives (from Takefu village) in Canada. The whole kitchen knife collection can be seen and handled in our Montreal store.
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