Ryusen Blazen Petty
Petty • 135 mm • re designed brown wenge octagonal handle • SG-2 core • san mai layered steel with a Nashiji finish (pear skin) • for both left and right handed use
These mind blowing Blazen series are constructed out of a core of SG-2, sandwiched between 2 layers of stainless steel. The blade is relatively thin, with a medium / light weight resulting in a balance spot a little more towards the beginning of the blade. The knife sends loads of information while being held partly due to the perfectly redesigned Japanese octagonal handle.
Features of the Blazen series
The beautiful lines of damascus steel on the blade end up in a higher positioned Nashiji finish. Esthetically intriguing and in combination with the thin blade, it also provides little resistance while cutting.
The combination of handle, weight, balance and the extremely thin and sharp cutting edge give tremendous comfort while cutting. The core of the blade consists of SG-2 steel, also known as powder metallurgic steel, supplied by Takefu steel in Fukui. The SG-2 steel is hardened in a salt bath after forging, which results in the correct hardness and toughness of the steel. After thinning and sharpening, this results in sharpness for a long time. This top series from Ryusen has the hardest blade from all Ryusen models: 63 HRC.
— Massive presence and reliable sharpness —
The Super Gold II, made by a top-level manufacturing method achieved by the dramatic improvement of steelmaking technology, is adopted for the blade. This ultra-high-end cutting steel material—excellent in terms of the four major properties of hardness, tenacity, wear resistance and corrosion resistance—was forged using the traditional Echizen Uchihamono forging technique. The blade has an edge where ripple patterns as beautiful as those of Japanese swords stand out, and long-lasting sharpness and durability achieved by buffing it to the utmost limit. The Blazen Ryu is a series for professional use finished by artisans with painstaking attention to detail.
Ryusen Blazen Petty