Tan Series with Simple Style Handle
"Tan" 淡 means simple in Japanese. Like our Sazanami range, our Tan series has a Damascus pattern and a Tsuchime (hammered) finish to emphasize the blade's beauty.
This is a series of stainless clad knives. The core blade is made of AUS8 stainless steel, which is then sandwiched between other stainless steels. Cladding makes the knife stronger and allows for patterns on the blade's exterior without compromising the blade's quality.
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|Magnolia Round Handle with Plastic Bolster
Petty knife or Petit knife is ideal for detailed food preparation such as peeling, slicing and decorative work.The blade size can vary from 120mm to 150mm and is quite light in hand. Professional chefs often use the short 125mm blade for peeling and cutting. For home use, the 150mm size is popular.
AUS-8 Steel is a standard stainless steel that is often used in knives due to its corrosion resistance and ease of sharpening in comparison to other steels.
It is made by forging two types of steel with different hardness together. Bending and overlapping them in layers, and then polishing the blade to reveal the pattern formed. The harder steel shines, while the softer steel remains dull, creating a unique pattern on the surface that resembles wood grain. This ripple pattern is called Damascus steel and has become popular in the kitchen knife community.
Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here
A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.
It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.
After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.