Kagemitsu 見事 オーク Migoto Ōku, ZA18 steel Petty (office knife), 135 mm
Kagemitsu ZA18 Petty, 135 cm
This Japanese paring knife has a core of Japanese ZA18 stainless steel with a beautiful protective layer of damascus (layered) steel on the outside. This double-sided sharpened knife has a protective layer of soft stainless steel. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings, which makes sharpening very easy.
The ZA-18 was specially developed by Osaka Clad Co., Ltd with Aichi Steel Corp to compete or even outperform VG10. It has a similar chemical composition to the VG10, but contains more carbon (1.20 vs. 1.05), chromium (18.0 vs. 15.5), molybdenum (1.5- vs. 1.20) and cobalt (1.80 vs. 1.50) for extra hardness, durability and corrosion resistance. It is a Suminagashi clad construction with AUS-2 outer steel, which is extra strong in bending and breaking.
C 0.95-1.20% | Cr 17.0-18.0% | Mon 1.00-1.50% | V 0.10-0.25% | CO 1.80%
- Blade length: 135 mm
- Total length: 290 mm
- Weight: 66 grams
- Blade thickness: only 2.0 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese ZA18 steel "powder steel" (stainless) with 2 layers of softer steel on the outside
- Hardness: 61 + - 1 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Traditional Octagonal Oak (オーク Ōku) Handle
Because we have ordered these knives without logo or Kanji characters, this knife is ideal for your own signature or logo (for example, you can have your own name engraved in Kanji characters by us).
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Kagemitsu are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products. There are no wooden sayas available for this knife.