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This "OLD SCHOOL" Petty knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. 150mm long blades are hand-forged in the Japanese traditional method "Varicomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer) using Hitachi White steel 3 (Shirogami #3) carbon steel as a core.
This "OLD SCHOOL" Petty knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 150mm long blades are hand-forged in the Japanese traditional method "Varicomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer) using Hitachi White steel 3 (Shirogami #3) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Akebono-Nuri Urushi finished.
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White steel 3 (Shirogami #3) less purity and less hardness; carbon about 0.80-0.90%. Very easy to sharpen.
Knives made of Shirogami steel have a perfect cutting ability easy to sharpen and hold a cutting edge well. Many experts consider the cutting of Shirogami steel to be a reference but like all carbon steels, Shirogami is not resistant to corrosion and requires careful maintenance. Usual hardness range 60-64 HRc.

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