Tadafusa Petty Knife 125mm HK series


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  • Tadafusa have been manufacturing hand made forged knives for home and professional use since 1948. They are from the Sanjo city in Niigata, Japan, an area reknown for blacksmith and forging activities since the 17th century.

    Hocho Tadafusa “European Style”

    A decade ago Tadafusa engaged a renowned female industrial designer, Fumie Shibata, to design a European style range for the western market. Hand forged, this range is offered in triple layered blades of rust-resistant SLD steel (HRC of 60) and clad with soft stainless steel. This range has heat treated semi-charcoaled chestnut handles for moisture and bacteria resistance. This core steel offers a sharp blade which holds its edge protected from rust and more easily maintained by the outer layer of stainless steel.

    hocho petty knife

    This small knife is perfect for vegetables and fruit, garlic, onions and herbs. A must have in your kitchen for any serious home chef (or professional).

    • Length - 25.5cm
    • Blade Length - 13.5cm
    • Material – Stainless Steel (blade), SLD Steel (edge), Semi-charcoaled Chestnut wood (handle)
    • Weight - 100g
    • Made in Japan
    • Limited 12 month manufacturers warranty

    Some key points to highlight with regards to care of your Tadafusa Hocho stainless steel knives:

    • Always wash your knife by hand in warm soapy water, dry it and put it away safely. Storage in a wooden knife black is recommended.


    • Whilst stainless steel will not rust and is easier care than carbon in that sense, it is still a good idea to always clean your knife straight after use, dry thoroughly and store carefully. The blade is stainless steel and the cutting edge of made from SLD rust-resistant steel.


    • Never put your knife in the dishwasher or leave it wet for too long


    • Only use a sharpening stone not a steel to sharpen your knife. Steels re-align a blade but the most precise sharpening is done with a stone.


    • Feel free to contact us for sharpening advice and guides.