Motokyuuichi Ginsan Nashiji Petty 135mm burnt oak
Motokyuuichi kitchen knives are hand forged in Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The Kyuuichi family had a strong reputation for samurai sword forging during the Edo period, but gradually withdrew from sword forging over time. In 1895, the forge was taken over by the sword smith Shoujiro Maeda, to whom we owe the Motokyuuichi forge as we know it today. The Maeda lineage passed on skills and knowledge from generation to generation: the forge of katana, agricultural tools, hunting weapons and kitchen knives. The 4th and 5th generations of the Maeda family have made the transition to forging kitchen knives in a traditional Japanese way. Today, Yasuhide Maeda is in charge of the Motokyuuichi forge and we are proud to collaborate with him to offer you quality Japanese knives at a fair price!
The Petty is the perfect knife for slicing fresh herbs, cutting small vegetables and peeling fruits. Very versatile, this knife can even be used to debone poultry and small pieces of meat. Inspired by the French cuisine, the term ''petty'' is derived from the word ''petit'' and refers to a small chef's knife.
Ginsan translates to : "silver number 3", this type of steel falls into the category of stainless steels and is therefore easier to maintain than traditional carbon steels. Ginsan is one of the only stainless steels that can be forged in the traditional way like high content carbon steels. This makes it one of the most pleasant stainless steels to sharpen.
Nashiji is a Japanese word meaning "pear skin pattern". Coming from a knife finishing technique where the surface of the blade is left raw or rustic, imitating the skin of the Asian pear.
Tips for best results
Make sure your knife will deliver its absolute best by having it professionally sharpened at least once a year. Please note that our meticulously handcrafted Japanese knives are – unless otherwise noted – carbon steel and not stainless steel. To prevent rust, make sure the blades are patted dry – especially when cutting acidic items. Never cut frozen foods, hard products, bone, or twist the blade when using. Never soak in water after use or put in the dishwasher. After use, store in a cool, dry place and avoid high temperature fluctuations.
Our commitment to you – our customers
Every knife we carry has a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects and errors. For example, if the handle becomes detached or cracks appear after a few weeks of proper use. Or if there are any blade cracks from the edge to the spine. While such defects are indeed rare, they can occur. In such cases, we will exchange the knife in question or give you a refund. Each warranty case is different depending on the criteria, and we reserve the right in each and every case to evaluate the applicability of our lifetime warranty in the event of any manufacturing defects and errors.
Do you get the feeling that your knife just can’t “cut it”?
Each knife we carry is supplied with a so-called “factory edge”. Our chef knife range comprises more than 200 different products. While all our handcrafted Japanese knives ship with a “factory edge”, ultimate blade sharpness can vary. If you feel that your knife’s blade edge is not performing to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with professional sharpening for free!
Oops! What about the truly Unthinkable?
Was it just through a slight slip of the hand that your knife accidentally fell on the floor and damaged its tip and blade, or it was used to cut a hard, frozen product and chipped? Don’t despair, get in touch with us and we will solve the problem through our in-house, professional sharpening and repair service.
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