Tsunehisa Petty Ginsanko Nashiji 135mm (5.3")
Tsunehisa Petty Ginsanko Nashiji 135mm (5.3")
Tsunehisa Petty Ginsanko Nashiji 135mm (5.3")
Tsunehisa Petty Ginsanko Nashiji 135mm (5.3")

Tsunehisa

Tsunehisa Petty Ginsanko Nashiji 135mm (5.3")

120,00€

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Tsunehisa Petty Ginsanko is a small multi-purpose Japanese kitchen knife that can be used for peeling, mincing, paring and decorating food. Tsunehisa combined their proven blade shape, unique nashiji blade finish and stainless steel (Ginsanko or Silver III Steel with a hardness of 63 HRC!), then matched it with a lightweight Western style handle made of pakka wood (known for its durability and comfortable grip).

The not-so-common feature of this petty is the color of the pakka wood handle. Red is not a color many Japanese blacksmiths decide on for their knives, but we felt it was a bold choice that definitely paid off! The knife stands out from the crowd, but not in a flashy way.

👉 Suitable for first-time buyers of a Japanese kitchen knife. It can also serve as a wonderful gift!

BLADE SHAPE:
Petty knives are intended for all those smaller tasks where larger knives are deemed unwieldy. It can be used on and off the cutting board for peeling, mincing, paring and decorating food.

STEEL:
Hitachi's Silver III steel, also named Ginsan steel or Ginsanko, which was hardened to around 63 HRC. Due to its high content of Chromium (Cr), Ginsan steel will resist corrosion very well. Despite it being a stainless steel, it feels and behaves very similarly to carbon steels, due to its extremely pure composition. This also means it will sharpen very well and easily.

LAMINATION:
The core layer consisting of the harder Ginsan steel was sandwiched between two layers of softer steel. This technique is called san-mai and is used to protect the hard (but delicate) core from outside factors and physical impacts, which could lead to breakage.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade.

BLADE FINISH:
The blade features a Nashiji finish, which translates to "the skin of an (Asian) pear". It refers to the slightly matte surface of the upper part of the blade, which not only has aesthetic value but is also practical, since the uneven surface reduces the sticking of the food to the blade when slicing.

HANDLE:
This knife was fitted with a Western style (Yo) handle, made out of a combination of red and black pakka wood. The handle will fit well in your hands for both the hammer and pinch grip. 

BLACKSMITH:
Tsunehisa knives are a brand that combines a variety of high-quality knives from various knife centers of Japan such as Tosa, Seki, and Sakai. Their philosophy is that each region has its own steel and different manufacturing processes. For example, Tosa is best known for its Ginsanko and Aus-8 steels, Seki is famous for making excellent blades from the V-Gold group of steels, and Sakai for its single beveled Honyaki knives.

Blade shape: Petty

Steel type: Ginsan (Silver III)

Blade construction:

Hardness (HRC scale): 61-63

Overall length: 244mm (9.6")

Blade length: 135mm (5.3")

Blade height: 29mm (1.1")

Spine thickness: 1.9mm (0.07")

Weight: 85g (3 oz)

Handle length: 104mm (4.1")

Handle type / wood: Japanese / Pakka

Kanji on the blade: "Tsunehisa [eternal or permanent]" 恒久

Blacksmith: Tsunehisa

Location of the smithy: TOSA / Kōchi Prefecture / Japan

☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.

Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:

✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.

❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.

→ For more details, read our guide
on
Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

SHIPPING RATES:
- €10
- flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

EXCEPTIONS:
- United Kingdom
- shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.

DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

DELIVERY TIME:
- Europe:
1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

RETURNS:
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

→ Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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Each knife comes with:

✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.

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Free on orders over 300€.

No Duties & Fees

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All prices are final, tax included.

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