€ 85.00

Tojiro Petty Black Damascus 90mm (3.5")

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Tojiro Petty Black Damascus 90mm, sometimes also called a paring knife, is a small and highly versatile kitchen knife. Paring knives offer more dexterity, precision, and maneuverability than the larger, multi-purpose knives, therefore its main tasks are peeling, slicing, and trimming.

Tojiro manufactures these blades from the unique-looking, high-quality VG-10 steel with the hardness of 61 HRC, which is clad into 36 layers of softer stainless steel. The blade is anodized black to highlight the black Damascus pattern which extends along the blade.

The blade extends into a traditional Japanese round handle made of chestnut wood, with an emphasized angle for a better grip, which makes it more suitable for right-handed users. Chestnut wood is corrosion resistant and used for railroad ties in Japan. Additionally, a fire surface treatment improves its water resistance.

From the Tojiro's Shippu Black Damascus series we currently also carry:

About Tojiro:

Tojiro is one of the top 5 largest Japanese kitchen knife manufacturers. They are renowned across Japan and internationally for their top-quality knives for a reasonable price. Tojiro's focus on advanced technologies, together with their insatiable dedication for constant improvements of their knives and materials, makes Tojiro's knives a must-have in any kitchen. Tojiro's main focus? Sharpness!
A big bonus is their great team which we are always very eager to meet and talk to! 😊


Blade shape: Petty
Steel type: VG-10
Hardness (HRC scale): 61
Overall length: 209mm (8.2")
Blade length:
90mm (3.5")
Blade height:
29mm (1.1")
Spine thickness: 1.7mm (0.07")
Weight: 40g (1.4 oz)
Handle length: 110mm (4.3")
Handle type / wood:
Japanese / Chestnut
Blacksmith: Tojiro


Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

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