Iseya knives are made under Blacksmith Yoshinori Seto. As one of the higher volume blacksmiths, Iseya produces knives in droves, supplying chefs and home cooks all over the world. These are excellent knives, well made, performing and lasting well for many years.
Iseya's E series of knives offers exquisite production methods, excellent quality at a very affordable entry level price. These knives offer the perfect place to start your journey exploring the world of Japanese knives.
This series is made from Molybdenum steel, hand forged of course, with a varnished mahogany western style handle.
Petty knives are a smaller blade mainly used for slicing or chopping veg, meat, herbs, or perhaps even filleting a fish. A vital knife for when a Gyuto (all-purpose chef's knife) is too big. Blades are the same profile as a Gyuto, but are normally between 120mm and 150mm, with the smaller blades being used for peeling or removing ends off the chopping board.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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